Hashim Sarkis

An architect, educator and scholar, Hashim Sarkis was appointed Dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in 2014. He is the founding principal of Hashim Sarkis Studios (HSS), established in 1998 with offices in Boston and Beirut. He served as the curator of the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale.

From 1995 to 2014, Dr Sarkis was on the faculty of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), where he taught design studios and the history and theory of architecture. Between 2002 and 2014, he was the Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies at the GSD, where he also directed the GSD’s Aga Khan Program.

The architectural and urban projects of HSS include affordable housing, houses, parks, institutional buildings, urban design and town planning. HSS has received several awards for its projects, including for the Housing of the Fishermen of Tyre, Byblos Town Hall and the Courtower Houses. The firm’s work has been exhibited around the world, for example, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the biennales of Venice, Rotterdam, Shenzhen/Hong Kong and Valparaiso. The work has also been published extensively, including in a monograph by Ness.docs.

Dr Sarkis earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Master of Architecture and a PhD in Architecture from Harvard University. He is author, co-author and editor of several books and articles on modern architecture history and theory, including The World as an Architectural Project; Josep Lluís Sert: The Architect of Urban Design (co-edited with Eric Mumford); CASE: Le Corbusier's Venice Hospital; Circa 1958, Lebanon in the Pictures and Plans of Constantinos Doxiadis; and Projecting Beirut (co-edited with Peter Rowe).

Dr Sarkis has served on international juries and has lectured extensively throughout the world.

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هاشم سركيس
Hashim Sarkis Studio
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