Adnan Morshed is an architect, architectural historian and theorist, urbanist, columnist, and public intellectual. His research interests include history of visionary urbanism; history and theory of global architecture; histories of ancient water management; urbanism in developing countries; urban poverty, and social justice in spatial theories and policies. In 2017/18, he served as Chairperson of the Department of Architecture at BRAC University, Dhaka, when he also founded the Centre for Inclusive Architecture and Urbanism (Ci+AU), which he currently directs. He also teaches at the School of Architecture and Planning, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Morshed received his Ph.D. and Master’s in architecture from MIT, and BArch from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, where he also taught. Adnan Morshed was a 2018 TEDxFoggyBottom speaker at George Washington University. He currently serves on the advisory editorial board of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. He is the author of multiple books; among them, Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder (University Minnesota Press, 2015), Oculus: A Decade of Insights into Bangladeshi Affairs (University Press Limited, 2012), DAC, Dhaka: An Architectural Guide (Altrim Publishers, Barcelona, 2017), and River Rhapsody: A Museum of Rivers and Canals (BRAC University, 2018). He has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Architectural Historians, jury for the National Endowment for the Humanities (USA) grants, and 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 (Washington, DC); 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 topics related to architecture, urbanism, and the spatial roots of social justice. 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 journals, architectural competitions, 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. From 2013-2018, he served on the Board of MIT’s US$4.5 million Global Architecture History Teaching Collaborative, led by Professor Mark Jarzombek. A practicing architect, Adnan Morshed has designed buildings in the U.S., Lebanon, Malaysia, and Bangladesh. Under his directorship, Ci+AU has designed, among other works, BRAC regional offices across Bangladesh; BRAC University Residential Campus interior design at Savar, Dhaka; and received commendation for the redevelopment proposal for Old Dhaka Central Jail in a national design competition. He is an avid traveler, photographer, collector, and an op-ed contributor to various newspapers and online forums.