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Dac Dhaka [Paperback-2018]
Adnan Morshed
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Publisher: Bloomsbury India | ISBN: 9789387146112 | Pages: 252

About the Author

Adnan Morshed received his Doctorate and Masters in Architecture from MIT. Morshed earned his Bachelors in Architecture from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), in Dhaka, where he also taught. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. In addition, he serves on the Board of the $1M Andrew Mellon Foundation Grant to MITs Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative. Morshed 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 (UPL, 2012). He has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Architectural Historians, was on the jury for the National Endowment for the Humanities, and, recently, chaired the Society of Architectural Historians committee for the Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award. He has been awarded highly competitive fellowships, including the Wyeth Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Washington, DC, and Wolfsonian-Florida International University. And, his research has garnered prestigious grants from, among others, the Graham Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities. Morshed has lectured around the world on the history and theory of modern architecture and urbanism and sustainable urban planning in developing countries. In 2012, he led the Society of Architectural Historians study tour to three South Asian cities: Dhaka, Delhi, and Chandigarh. His articles have appeared in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, Journal of South Asian Studies, Thresholds (MIT), Constructs (Yale), New Geographies (Harvard), Architectural Design, and Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. He has served as a reviewer for various national and international refereed journals and has been cited in various professional and news networks, including The New York Times and Asia News Network. A practicing architect and urbanist, Adnan Morshed has designed buildings in the United States, Lebanon, Malaysia, and Bangladesh. He is an avid traveler, photographer, and collector and frequently contributes op-eds to various newspapers and online forums.

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