Professor, Architect, Writer
Visiting & Regular Faculty
Adnan Morshed is currently the Chairperson at the Department of Architecture of BRAC University, Dhaka. He 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 teaches at the School of Architecture and Planning at 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). His original work on “aerial imagination” in architecture, in “Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder,” has received wide acclaim. 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.
A compilation of excerpts from talks by Hasan-Uddin Khan, Howayda Al-Harithy and Adnan Morshed on the broad theme of reviewing the city, for Bengal Institute's special course on 'Learning from the Aga Khan Award for Architecture'.