Raed Abillama received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1993, and earned his Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 1994. He worked at Raphael Vinoly Architects in New York from 1994 to 1996. Upon his return to Beirut in 1997, he established Ra‘d Abillama Architects, in parallel with A.C.I.D. (Abillama, Chaya Industrial Design) which specializes in product design. Raed Abillama Architects includes associates Johnny Salman and Wissam Salameh [graduates of the American University of Beirut, 1996]. The firm has developed many projects in Lebanon and the Arab World.