Visiting Lecture | Hashim Sarkis: Cyanometrics

Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Byblos Blue Installation, Valparaiso Biennale, 2017. Photo by Daniella Samira Maamari.

Hashim Sarkis is an architect, educator, and scholar. He is principal of Hashim Sarkis Studios (HSS), established in 1998 with offices in Boston and Beirut, and Dean of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning since 2015.

Before joining MIT, Sarkis was the Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at Harvard University.

The architectural and urban projects of HSS include affordable housing, institutional buildings, and town planning. The firmÕs work has been exhibited around the world, including at MoMA and the biennales of Venice, Rotterdam, Shenzhen, and Valparaiso. The work has also been published extensively, most recently in a monograph by -Ness.docs. 

Sarkis earned a BA in architecture and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MA and PhD in architecture from Harvard. He is the author and editor of several books and articles on modern architecture history and theory, including Circa 1958 and Le Corbusier's Venice Hospital.

This event is open to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff.

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