Hashim Sarkis

Hashim Sarkis (born 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Lebanese architect. Sarkis received his B.Arch. and BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987, his M.Arch. with distinction from the Graduate School of Design in 1989, and his PhD in architecture from Harvard University in 1995. Prior to establishing his own practice in 1998, Sarkis worked for several design firms, including for Rafael Moneo on the souks project of Beirut. He was also programs director of Plan B, a non-profit organization involved in improving the quality of the built environment in Lebanon and the Middle East.

He is on the faculty of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Since 1995, Sarkis has been on the faculty of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), where he teaches design studios and courses in the history and theory of architecture. In 2002, he was appointed the first Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies at the GSD. Sarkis also directs the GSD’s Aga Khan Program. In the past, Sarkis was a lecturer at MIT's Department of Architecture and a research associate in MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He has taught studios at RISD and Yale University and has been visiting lecturer at the American University of Beirut and the Metropolis program in Barcelona. He is the author of several books and articles including Circa 1958: Lebanon in the Pictures and Plans of Constantinos Doxiadis (Beirut: Dar Annahar, 2003), co-editor with Eric Mumford of Josep Lluis Sert: The Architect of Urban Design (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008), editor of CASE: Le Corbusier's Venice Hospital (Munich: Prestel, 2001), co-editor with Peter G. Rowe of Projecting Beirut (Munich: Prestel, 1998), and executive editor of the CASE publication series (GSD/Prestel). Sarkis has served on several international juries and has lectured extensively throughout the world.

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... His architectural projects have received numerous awards and have been published and exhibited throughout the world, including in the Rotterdam Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Venice Biennale ... He is as well the Jury head of the Africa Middle East region of the Holcim Awards 2011. ...