Hashim Sarkis is the Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies and director of the Aga Khan Program at the GSD. He teaches design studios on architecture, infrastructure and public space. He also teaches courses in the history and theory of architecture, such as New Geographies and Practices in Democracy, and Developing Worlds: Planning and Design in the Middle East and Latin America After WWII.
Sarkis is also a practicing architect. The Hashim Sarkis Studios are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Beirut, Lebanon. His projects include the new town hall for the city of Byblos, a housing complex for the fishermen of Tyre, a park in downtown Beirut, and several urban and architectural projects. His work has been widely published and exhibited, most recently at the Biennales of Venice, Rotterdam and Hong Kong and Shenzhen, as well as at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has served on several international juries and has chaired the 2011 Holcim Award Jury for Middle East and Africa.
Sarkis has published several books including Circa 1958: Lebanon in the Pictures and Plans of Constantinos Doxiadis (Beirut: Dar Annahar, 2003), editor of CASE: Le Corbusier’s Venice Hospital (Munich: Prestel, 2001), coeditor with Eric Mumford of Josep Lluis Sert: The Architect of Urban Design (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008) coeditor with Peter G. Rowe of Projecting Beirut (Munich: Prestel, 1998) and editor of the CASE publication series (GSD/Prestel). His work on Istanbul, “It’s Istanbul (Not Globalisation)” was included in The Endless City II, edited by Richard Burdett and Deyan Sudjic, (London and New York: Phaidon Press, 2011).
He received his BArch and BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, his MArch from the GSD, and his PhD in architecture from Harvard University.
By A. Hashim Sarkis
Edited by Peter Rowe