Mohsen Mostafavi

born 1954 in Isfahan, Iran

Mohsen Mostafavi is an Iranian-American architect and educator. Mostafavi is currently the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. From 2008 through 2019, Mostafavi served as the school’s dean.

1 Career
2 Works
3 Personal life
4 References
5 External links
Mostafavi received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 1976. He would later teach at Cambridge University, the Städelschule, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University.

On January 1, 2008, Mostafavi was named Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.[1] He had previously been the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean and Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Professor in Architecture at the Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.

Mostafavi also serves on the steering committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.[2] He has served on the design committee of the London Development Agency and the Royal Gold Medal. Mostafavi was the head of the LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction for Europe in 2005, for the global jury in 2006, and for North America in 2008. [3]

On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time, with David Leatherbarrow, 1993, ISBN 978-0262631440
Manuel Brullet, with Josep Quetglas, 1998, ISBN 978-8425217524
Approximations: The Architecture of Peter Märkli, 2002, ISBN 978-0262134002
Surface Architecture, 2002, ISBN 978-0262621946
Landscape Urbanism: A Manual for the Machinic Landscape, 2003, ISBN 978-1902902302
Implicate and Explicate: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2011, ISBN 978-3037782422
Nicholas Hawksmoor: London Churches, with Hélène Binet, 2013, ISBN 978-3037783498
Ecological Urbanism, with Gareth Doherty, 2015, ISBN 978-3037784679
Personal life
Mostafavi is married to Homa Farjadi, who is currently principal of Farjadi Architects and Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.[4]


Mohsen Mostafavi is named dean of Design School