A few years after graduating from university, Hanaa began to realize what she was made for. She discovered that creation in all its forms was her passion, including architecture, interior design, industrial design, fashion design as well as painting and writing. Her creations are a reflection of herself. Her works are conceptual and, at times, endeavour to provide the answers to our everyday, as well as larger social problems.
It was Paris that brought out her true potential. She traveled to the French capital in 2000 after graduating from USEK University in Kaslik, Lebanon, with a Masters in Architecture with honours. There, she continued her studies with a Masters in Environmental Planning and worked as attaché for Belize at UNESCO. By 2005, she opened her own architectural and design company, HRdesign, which took her to work in different cities such as London, Geneva, Jeddah, Dubai, Cairo and Beirut. Four years later, she went beyond her architectural education to work on her personal creations. In 2009 She registered her first project Rob2Criz Criz2Rob, a small black dress that can be worn in 22 ways. This creation and many others open her mind to entrepreneurship. The project was a success. Since 2010 she moved back to Lebanon permanently, establishing [hayana] design platform in 2015.