MI Design is a consortium of design professionals with particular project types focused on Interior Design and Structural Engineering.

Founded by Lamia Maalouf and Sami Maalouf, MI Design is an award winning detail oriented and professional design firm.

Our mission is to provide personal attention while offering a high level of design that adheres to the client’s aesthetic and budgetary goals. We continuously deliver and maintain quality performance and innovative techniques in interior design and engineering for high-end residential and commercial projects. MI Design signature style stems from a European background and high level of education. Some of our projects have been featured nationally and internationally.


Lamia Maalouf

Lamia Maalouf is a Los Angeles based Lebanese born Interior Designer. Lamia is a co-founder of MI Design and a former board member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Los Angeles Chapter.

As a professional interior designer Maalouf specializes in design as well as construction management of commercial, hospitality and residential properties. Early in her career, the designer owned a woodshop in her native country designing her own furniture customized to the needs of her demanding clients. Her projects were featured at the Salone Internationale del Mobile – Milan, Italy and at NeoCon West – Los Angeles, California.

Maalouf’s mission is to provide the highest level of design to each and every client while adhering strictly to the client’s aesthetic and budgetary goals. She continuously maintains and delivers quality performance and innovative techniques in interior architecture of high-end residential and commercial projects. Maalouf has a career that spans two decades working on projects all around the globe with completed projects throughout the United States, France, Africa, UAE and the Middle East.

Maalouf holds memberships in the National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles (NAWBO), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH) and served on the legislative committee of the Interior Design Coalition of California (IDCC).

Maalouf served on the advisory board of the Los Angeles Arab Film Festival. She is also a mentor and an active member of the Los Angeles Leggers running club and was named among the top five hundred women in her age group who finished the Los Angeles marathon in 2004. Maalouf strongly believes that her work offers a unique opportunity to aid in preserving the environment. The designer works to educate her clients about sustainable design materials, techniques and products that protect human health and the environment and to encourage their use.

Sami Maalouf

Sami Maalouf is an experienced consulting engineer and engineering educator with a demonstrated history of working in the private (residential and commercial) and public (infrastructure, public works) arenas, as well as higher education. Skilled in Feasibility Studies, Structural Design, Stormwater Management (Drainage, Best Management Practice, SWPPP, Low Impact Development), Environmental Modeling and Leadership.

Maalouf is a competent design engineer, with background in structural design of residential and commercial buildings, rehabilitation of weak “soft story” structures, design of retaining structures (cantilever retaining walls, bulkheads, shoring systems) and design and rehabilitation of coastal structures. He has also experience in designing water supply, stormwater and wastewater conveyance systems. In addition, he has worked on grading, irrigation and drainage design.

In addition, his consulting engineering background include stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) plans, Stormwater Pollution Prevention plans (SWPPP) preparation, Low Impact Development (LID), Hydraulic and hydrologic studies. He also authored many forensic reports to assess the integrity of structural systems.

Dr. Maalouf also authored numerous studies and reports and published a number of articles. For many years, he has built a bridge between industry and academia. First, while working as a civil engineer at various industries (private consulting firms, local municipal agencies and the United Nations Development Programme-UNDP), and later as a professor at California State University (Los Angeles and Northridge campuses).