A graduate of the architectural school of the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) in 1985, Arpi Mangassarian has worked for the Bourj Hammoud Municipality since
1993, as the head of the Architectural and Urban Department. She achieved the DESSU degree in Urban Planning from the Lebanese University in 2001. Attracted by the lively Armenian culture, manifested especially by crafts and culinary heritage, she established the cultural and heritage house Badguèr, for the creators and
artisans of Bourj Hammoud.