Rami Abou-Khalil (AIA, RAIC, LEED AP) is a Lebanese and Canadian architect based in New York. As an Associate Principal at the architecture, engineering and urban design firm SOM, his work spans institutional, residential and mixed use projects with a focus on cultural and high rise projects. He has recently been leading the design of 175 Park Avenue, a mixed use tower adjacent to the historic Grand Central Terminal. Rami has been a visiting critic at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and McGill University’s School of Architecture amongst others. In October, he designed the exhibition ‘Cairo Modern’ at the AIA New York Center for Architecture, an overview of modernist architecture from 20th Century Cairo curated by Mohamed Elshahed.