Mohsen Mostafavi

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Dean
Harvard University Graduate School of Design

MOHSEN MOSTAFAVI, an architect and educator, is the Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design. Previously he was the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University and the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Professor in Architecture. Prior to that, he had been the Chairman of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He studied architecture at the AA, and undertook research on counter-reformation urban history at the Universities of Essex and Cambridge. Previously he was Director of the Master of Architecture I Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Dean Mostafavi has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Cambridge University, and the Frankfurt Academy of Fine Arts (Staedelschule). He currently serves on the steering committee of the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture, the board of the Van Alen Institute, the jury of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, has previously served on the design committee of the London Development Agency (LDA), the RIBA Gold Medal, and is currently involved as a consultant on a number of international architectural and urban projects. His research and design projects have been published in many journals. His recent publications includeApproximations (AA/MIT, 2002); Surface Architecture (MIT, 2002); Logique Visuelle (Idea Books, 2003),Landscape Urbanism: A Manual for the Machinic Landscape (AA Publications, 2004), Structure as Space (AA Publications, 2006), and Ecological Urbanism (Lars Müller Publishers/Harvard GSD, 2010).