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Ghassan Abdelnour

Ghassan Abdelnour is the visionary co-founder of GAV & Associates, LLC, a Michigan-based architectural design firm that dedicates themselves to the principles of function and beauty. The GAV 13+ member team services each client with the utmost attention to design and integrity, driven by pure professionalism. The company also works closely with contractors, developers, business owners and homeowners, delivering excellence to every project. Ghassan, himself, has been a crucial leading force in design, site plan approval and liaises with clients. With thousands of projects completed across the country, the company offers architectural design and planning services for assembly, commercial, residential, industrial, and historical preservation development projects. Working alongside Ghassan, is his wife, Bahn, who brings over 30 years of experience to her role as the senior architectural designer, leading GAV’s award-winning custom residential department. Known for creating transformative spaces, Ghassan and Bahn prove to be two impressive instruments in an artistic composition, as their ideas flow and come together. They mesh their talents in harmonious union, creating a symphony that reflects their client’s style, needs, and budget, all while forging long lasting friendships along the way.  “Our clients are like family and we work with them to help bring their visions to life,” Ghassan says.

Born in Lebanon, Ghassan moved to the United States in 1983, earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Lawrence Technological University. Over a decade later, Bahn arrived after obtaining her bachelor’s degree from the University of Baghdad and master’s degree in historic architecture from Katholieke Leuven University in Belgium. They began working together in 1997 and GAV was officially launched in 1998 –the same year they were married. They’ve been together, in work and in life, ever since! Bahn shares, “We bounce ideas off of each other about a property we’re going to design and then it all comes together as a masterpiece!” After years of being leading figures in the architectural industry, there is no stopping Ghassan, Bahn and the entire GAV team from reaching their next horizon!

Ghassan is currently a member of the American Institute of Architects, Masonry Institute of Michigan, National Fire Protection Association, and US Green Building Council.  Additionally, he is the planning commissioner for West Bloomfield, MI.



Ghassan Abdelnour

Founder & CEO — GAV & Associates, LLC


Facebook: @gavarchitects


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