Yara is a French and Lebanese architectural designer working at the intersection of architecture education, transmedia, and immersive technologies. She is the creative director of Folly Feast Lab co-founded with Viviane El Kmati. Her studio is based in Santa Monica and creates visually-led immersive and interactive experiences to address present social and urban themes using AI, Game Engines, and 3D scanning technology. Yara is faculty at UCLA A.UD teaching design studio and technology seminars at the graduate level. She has taught at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, SAC in Frankfurt, Bartlett in London, and ALBA in Beirut.