Danny Salamoun (M.Arch. '14) is a Lebanese designer born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Beirut, and has been residing in the United States since 2006. Salamoun is interested in deriving new forms of space within the changing urban landscape of Beirut. His research investigates how the patterns of weapon manufacturing and distribution, oil geopolitics, and refugee displacement affect the Near East region. Salamoun's interests stem from his award-winning graduate thesis that explored the assembly and disassembly of war-torn architecture in Beirut via the instrumentality of the Ak47 rifle. His research on gun manufacturing continues through his teaching involvement with Baird Visiting Critic Ben Nicholson's seminar titled Guns: Myth and Manufacture.
Salamoun is LEED AP BD+C certified and has held design positions at various architecture firms in Beirut, Boston, and New York City. He received his bachelor of arts from the University of California–Berkeley and holds a master of architecture from Cornell University. He is currently a teaching associate for the bachelor of architecture core design studios for first and second year.
- ARCH 1101 First Year Design Studio: THE 5ENSESIntroduction to design as a conceptual discipline directed at the analysis, interpretation, synthesis, and transformation of the physical environment. Exercises are aimed at developing an understanding of the issues, elements, and processes of environmental design.
Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)
- Archivio Romana: Transecting 30 Years of Inquiry, East Sibley Exhibition Hallway, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (March 2017)
- Drawing Machines: Machine Drawings, East Sibley Exhibition Hallway, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (December 2016)
- Memoirs of Rand, East Sibley Exhibition Hallway, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (September 2017)