Mohammad al-Asad is a Jordanian architect and architectural historian. He is the founding director of the Center for the Study of the Built Environment in Amman. Dr. al-Asad studied architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and history of architecture at Harvard University, before taking post-doctoral research positions at Harvard and at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
He has taught at the University of Jordan, Princeton University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was Alan K. and Leonarda Laing Distinguished Visiting Professor. He was also an adjunct professor at Carleton University in Ottawa.
Dr. al-Asad has been a member of the board of directors of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, part of the Royal Society for Fine Arts. He served as a project reviewer for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture during the 1989, 1995, 1998, 2004 and 2007 Award cycles, and was a member of the Steering Committee in 2010, 2013 and 2016.
Al-Asad, Mohammad. 2002. Exploring the Cube: Experiments in the Teaching of Architectural Design. In Architectural Education Today: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Lausanne: Comportements.
These essays compose a compendium of works presented at the 2002 colloquium "Architectural Education Today: Cross-Cultural Perspectives." The meeting was organized by Colloquia (Parc Scientifique à l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, PSE-C, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland) as the 8th Architecture & Comportement/Architecture & Behaviour Colloquium with support from IREC (Institute for Research on the Built Environment, Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne) and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Cantone Ticino.