Issam Barhouch graduated from the Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts in 1997. In 1998 he established Sites Design & Build, a design and contracting company. Barhouch is currently involved in other residential and commercial projects in Beirut. The work of Barhouch is clearly inspired by recent experimental work in Europe. It exhibits a bold and creative juxtaposition of materials with a formal language characterized by a minimalist aesthetic.