Hashim Sarkis is Dean of the School of Architecture & Planning (SA+P) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and Principal of Hashim Sarkis Studios based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and Beirut, Lebanon.
Hashim Sarkis became Dean of the School of Architecture & Planning at MIT in 2015. He was previously the Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture & Urbanism in Muslim Societies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and at the same time directed the GSD’s Aga Khan Program, a leading program for the study of architecture, urban issues, and visual culture in Islamic societies.
In December 2018, the Board of La Biennale di Venezia appointed Hashim Sarkis Director and Curator of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition to be held from May 23 until November 29, 2020.
Hashim Sarkis received his BArch and BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) (1987), MArch with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) (1989), and PhD in architecture from Harvard University (1995).
He is the author of several books and articles including Circa 1958: Lebanon in the Pictures and Plans of Constantinos Doxiadis, co-editor with Eric Mumford of Josep Lluis Sert: The Architect of Urban Design, editor of CASE: Le Corbusier's Venice Hospital, co-editor with Peter G Rowe of Projecting Beirut, and executive editor of the CASE publication series (GSD/Prestel). He also has an upcoming book with co-authors Roi Salgueiro Barrio and Gabriel Kozlowski: The World as an Architectural Project (2020, MIT Press).
Buildings designed by Hashim Sarkis Studios include the new town hall of Byblos, Lebanon; a housing project in Tyre, Lebanon; a park in downtown Beirut; urban design guidelines for several Middle Eastern cities; and a variety of residential and commercial buildings in the metropolitan Boston area. 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 was head of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for Middle East Africa (2011) and a member of the Global LafargeHolcim Awards jury (2018).
Hashim Sarkis will be Head of the Global LafargeHolcim Awards jury in 2021.