Iman Fayyad is an architectural designer at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in New York. She previously served as lecturer at Princeton University where she taught first year MArch core studios, and has also taught undergraduate architecture studios at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Fayyad served as the inaugural John Irving Innovation Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, giving lectures and workshops on projective geometry while conducting research on historical and contemporary geometric techniques in architecture.
Fayyad’s interests focus on descriptive and analytic geometry and the role they play in shaping our experience of space. Her work on pictorial ambiguity, recently featured in Log, is driven by an interest in the cognitive disconnect between reality and perception, exploring questions of movement and dynamism in static built form.
Fayyad holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from MIT and a Master in Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was the recipient of the American Institute of Architects Certificate of Merit, Faculty Design Award, and the Araldo A. Cossutta Prize for Design Excellence. She has given lectures and served on juries at several institutions including MIT, Harvard, Princeton, RISD, The Cooper Union, Northeastern University, and the City College of New York. She has worked as a researcher and designer at firms in Boston, New York, and Paris.