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Anwar Mekhayech, BESc'98

Anwar Mekhayech
Host, HGTV's Designer Guys; Partner, Precipice Studios Inc.

Anwar is one of the partners of the acclaimed design firm, Precipice Studios Inc. established in 1998. In February 2008 Precipice Studios re-launched as the Design Agency, a Toronto based multidisciplinary design office. Anwar has been involved creatively on all projects within the design studio, as well as specializing in client liaisons, project management, sales, marketing and public relations. Anwar is the co-host of HGTV's The Designer Guys (link), with three double-seasons, 78 episodes completed which air in over 10 countries around the globe. Anwar was born in Beirut but grew up in the family restaurant business in Toronto with the annex landmark, Kensington Kitchen (1981-2007). He also opened his own restaurant, one of Precipices very first projects, the funky and popular student hangout sPaHa modern bistro (2000-2005) at the University of Toronto, featured in Wallpaper Magazines December 2000 issue. As a restaurateur, chef and designer Anwar also helped his father open a restaurant in Paris, France; Citrus (2000-2005).

In addition, Anwar is considered a key influencer and is continually involved in speaking engagements, hosting events, and product placements and sponsorships. Anwar also co-wrote a weekly column in the Toronto Star Lifestyle section, and has been featured in numerous magazines and television shows. Anwar is an honours graduate from Western University with a degree in mechanical engineering design. His eclectic sense of design, studies in engineering and interest in travels & cultures all contribute to his passion for design and how it shapes the world we live in Designer Guys


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