Association pour la Protection des Sites et Anciennes Demeures au Liban (APSAD)

National Network

Achrafieh, Sursock street, Aoun Bldg., GF
Beirut 1100

+961 -1-334267
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Environment/Sustainable development
  2. Heritage
General Information
APSAD is a non-profit organization, officially recognized as a non-profit public interest organization by Presidential Decree #765. 2 employees and more than 45 volunteers. The yearly budget is about 60,000 $, & sources of funding varies between private donations, sponsoring for projects, fund raising events, subventions from the Lebanese Ministry of Culture & the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism, & memberships. APSAD executes projects ( Restoration, Development, awareness and campaigns, conferences and debates, publications, exhibitions, etc) all over the country and collaborates with Patrimoine sas Frontieres, Europa Nostra, World Monuments Fund, ICOMOS, Mercy Corps…
Mission and Objectives

APSAD is dedicated to promote the protection & restoration of ancient buildings with historic & artistic characteristics & the conservation of natural sites, act upon laws protecting the architectural heritage, raise public awareness concerning urban and environmental problems, encourage an architecture and a town planning of high quality, Strengthen the fabric of society by a general mobilization, encourage a sense of civic responsibility. APSAD provides all necessary support and seeks to implement new concepts for the preservation of the natural and architectural heritage that represents Lebanon’s identity, the expression of its memory and one of its most important resources. APSAD executes development projects in the Lebanese villages.

Main Projects / Activities

Latest activities; - Reconstruction of the Ebel es Saqui Peasent house Museum as per Mercy Corps demand and collaboration. - Conservation of a roman bridge in Maameltein region, and rehabilitation project for the surroundings - Nomination of the International Fairground at Tripoli, designed by renowned modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer , on the World Monument watch-Fund List - APSAD financed and contributed technically in the edition of the first volume of the study carried out jointly by APSAD, Mrs. May Davie and Tours University on the traditional houses of Beirut: typology, domestic culture, and historical value

Contact (1) Full Name
Mrs. Raya Daouk
Job Title
Head of the organisation
Mrs. Raya Daouk