Bechara Mouannes was born in Jbeil in 1961. He is an architect who graduated from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon, in 1986 and was awarded his Master of Advanced Studies in architecture and archeology from France in 1989. In addition to engineering projects at his own office, he worked at the TRIAD CONDAS INT in Paris, graduated from the Faculty of Archeology in Greece and Cyprus, and engaged in works for France’s Autun and others.
He has been a member of the Order of Engineers and Architects in Beirut since 1987 and has already been elected for four consecutive sessions as a member of the Order’s Council of Delegates for the category of architects since 1998.
In the public sector, Bechara Mouannes was elected as a member of Byblos City’s Municipal Council and served as Chairman of the Planning and Works Committee throughout the period of his service between 2010 and 2016. Between 2002 and 2003, the Minister of Justice selected him to be a member of the Advisory Committee on the needs and characteristics of Justice Ministries and their equipment. He is a former member of the Independent Engineers office at the Order of Engineers and Architects, elected in 1992, and in the same year, he was appointed by the Minister of Public Transport as member of the Advisory Committee for the rehabilitation and preservation of the Jbeil archaeological port. He also teaches at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik as an associate professor.
In the field of research and publications, he was engaged in several draft development studies in the districts of Jbeil and Zgharta, and made several contributions to the publications of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik and in France. He has also lectured in Egypt, Lebanon, and Italy.
Mouannes won several awards for architectural projects he designed such as the Jbeil Garden which won the Barcelona City Projects Award, and for the Municipal Palace design concept in the Halat area in 2012. He also participated in numerous architectural competitions in Lebanon and abroad.