Layal is a Lebanese architect, artist, and designer. She moved back to Lebanon after pursuing her RIBA accredited Masters in Architecture at the Bartlett, UCL. Before leaving for London, she graduated with distinction from the Lebanese American University's School of Architecture and Design in 2013. Her thesis project was nominated to the Chadirji Award for Excellence in Architecture, the foremost award present by the Order of Engineers and Architects in Lebanon.
Layal’s work, including architecture, photography, and research has been exhibited on a number of occasions. Her academic work in Beirut as well as in London has also been distributed in a number of publications since 2012.
A registered architect in both Lebanon and the United Kingdom, she has worked with several practices on a number of projects ranging in scale from furniture and cabins, to residential towers and urban planning projects. Layal is currently the architect in charge of a project spearheaded by the Boston Society of Architects to build playgrounds in refugee camps throughout the region.