Zeina Koreitem

Design Critic in Architecture

Zeina Koreitem is partner in MILLIØNS, a Los Angeles-based design practice founded in 2011 with John May. She is a licensed architect in Lebanon, and has previously taught at the University of Southern California, and the University of Toronto.

MILLIØNS conceives of architecture as a speculative medium for exploring the central categories of contemporary life: technology, politics, energy, media, and information. Their approach insists on an expansive parallel project of technical, historical and cultural analysis, which surrounds and informs their ongoing design projects. The practice's work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including shows at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, Jai & Jai Gallery, The Architecture + Design Museum of Los Angeles, the Museum of The City of New York, the Keller Architecture Gallery at MIT, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, among others. Their essays and interviews are widely published, including a recent catalog of work on experimental collective living, entitled New Massings for New Masses, published by MIT’s SA+P Press (2015). Their recent design work includes residential projects in New York and Beirut, and a series of pop up exhibitions commissioned by the Los Angeles Museum of Geography.

Prior to founding MILLIØNS, Koreitem worked in the offices of Dominique Perrault Architecture in Paris, and RCR Arquitectes in Olot, Spain. She holds a BArch from the American University of Beirut, where she received the AREEN Project Award of Excellence in Architecture and the Outstanding Creative Achievement Award, an MArchII from the University of Toronto, and an MDes in Design Computation from Harvard GSD, where she received the Daniel L. Schodek Award for Technology.