UCLA Newsroom: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information for the UCLA campus community →

Yara Feghali


Yara is a Lebanese architect licensed in Beirut, and a lecturer at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design where she teaches design and research studio at the graduate level. Before that, she was teaching at the Städelchule Architecture Class (SAC) in Germany design studios, visual studies, and seminars at the postgraduate level.

Her research work interrogates the territories of architectural education core curriculum, and she speculates on the role of emerging technologies in designing our cities using new media and storytelling techniques. Her current studio Los Angeles Portraits explores Los Angeles’ lush diversity by uncovering its multiple layers of resolution. The studio speculates – through interactive storytelling – on the near future of cultural space in diverse neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

Related topics
Technology, Mixed Reality
Related Links
  • yarafeghali.com
  • Education
    M.Sc. in Design Theory and Pedagogy, DI, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
    M.A. in Architecture and Aesthetic Practice, Städelchule Architecture Class (SAC)
    M.Sc. in Architecture, Lebanese Academy of Fine-Arts (ALBA)
    2019 Resisting exactitude, exhibition in collaboration with artist Iulia Nistor, at the Beirut Biennial for the image (BIB) with Albedo.
    2019 Spatial Fabulations & Other Tales of Representation in Virtual Reality, VR installation at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt curated with Johan Bettum and Stefan Wieland with the Städelchule Architecture Class (SAC)
    2018 Narratives in Boundless Space, VR Installation at S.a.L.E. Docks, Venice curated with Johan Bettum and Stefan Wieland as part of Goethe Institute’s program Performing Architecture during the 2018 Architecture Biennial, with the Städelchule Architecture Class (SAC)
    2017 EDGE Scholarship awarded for Postgraduate Master of Science in Architecture, Design Theory and Pedagogy (SCI-Arc)
    2016 The Real Kiss Exhibition in collaboration with artist Iulia Nistor, Johannes Frankfurt
    2013 Alexis Boutros Award
    2013 Bahaa El Dine Bsat Award of Excellence in Architecture from the Lebanese Order of Architects and Engineers
    ← More Faculty