Dr. Dolly Daou holds a P.h.D in Architecture and Urban Design from the University of South Australia and she also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Interior Design.
Dr. Daou has 16 years of academic and practice experience nationally and internationally in the following areas of interior design: exhibition, furniture, retail and branding, institutional, residential, and stage set design and held a number of teaching and research positions at different universities. Dr. Daou’s research interest is the reconstruction of war torn cities, cities in conflict and the branding identity of cities and environments.
Prior to joining AUE, Dr. Daou was the Program Director for Interior Architecture at Swinburne University of Technology for 5 years and the Treasurer of the Board for Interior Design/Architecture Educators Association (IDEA) for Australasia for 3 years. Being fluent in French, English and Arabic, Dr. Daou has been an invited lecturer, moderator and reviewer to many universities in Australia, Europe and the Middle East. She is also an external expert for Tertiary Education Quality and Standard Agency (TEQSA) and an expert in higher tertiary and vocational review and accreditation, specifically in the fields of architecture and interior design.
Dr. Daou has published in many peer reviewed journals and conferences and is the co-editor for Unbounded on the Interior and Interiority (2015) as well as supervising and examining a number of PhD and masters dissertations.
Dr. Daou is also the main initiator and organizer of Unbounded Interior Design Symposium and The Never Ending Project, a global 24 hour virtual Interior design studio.