Hashim Sarkis
School of Architecture and Planning, MIT
Hashim Sarkis was appointed Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning in January of 2015. Prior to that he was at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) as the The Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism. In addition to professorships at Harvard University and MIT, Dean Sarkis has held numerous visiting appointments around the world including the American University of Beirut and the Metropolis Program in Barcelona. In addition to his academic work, Dean Sarkis is principal architect in the Cambridge and Beirut based firm, HashimSarkis Studios, founded in 1998. His architectural and planning projects include affordable housing, institutional buildings, and town planning throughout the globe. His current projects include the Byblos Town Hall and the Courtowers, both under construction. Dean Sarkis has received many awards and honors including the Venice Architecture Biennale, US Pavilion featuring Byblos Town Hall, Housing for the Fishermen of Tyre, and the Balloon Landing Park (June-November 2014); and First Prize Award for the Byblos Town Hall Competition, Byblos, Lebanon (2011). His work has been published in the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century Architecture with the Housing for the Fishermen of Tyreselected as one of the most significant buildings of the 21st Century (2008). He also received numerous teaching awards while at Harvard University.
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