Adnan Morshed received his Ph.D. and Master’s in architecture from MIT, and BArch from BUET. He completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at CASVA (National Gallery of Art) and his post-doctoral at the Smithsonian Institution. He taught at the School of Architecture and Planning, the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He is the author of Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder (University Minnesota Press, 2015) and Oculus: A Decade of Insights into Bangladeshi Affairs (University Press Limited, 2012). He has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Architectural Historians, jury for the National Endowment for the Humanities grants, and, recently, chaired the Society of Architectural Historians’ committee for 2015 Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award. Adnan Morshed has been awarded highly competitive fellowships, among others, the Wyeth Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the National Gallery of Art; the Smithsonian Institution; Wolfsonian-Florida International University; and the Society of Architectural Historians. His research has garnered prestigious research grants from, among others, the Graham Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and MIT. He has lectured around the world on the history and theory of modern architecture and urbanism, global histories, urban ecology, and sustainable urban planning in developing countries. His articles appeared in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, Journal of South Asian Studies, Thresholds (MIT), Center (National Gallery of Art), Constructs (Yale), New Geographies (Harvard), Architectural Design, and Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. He has served as a reviewer for various national and international refereed journal, and has been cited widely in various professional and news networks, including The New York Times and Asia News Network. In 2012, he led the Society of Architectural Historians’ study tour to three South Asian cities: Dhaka, Delhi, and Chandigarh. Currently he also serves on the Board of MIT’s Global Architecture History Teaching Collaborative, led by Professor Mark Jarzombek. Also a practicing architect, Adnan Morshed has designed buildings in the U.S., Lebanon, Malaysia, and Bangladesh. He is an avid traveler, photographer, collector, and an op-ed contributor to various newspapers and online forums.
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