Prior to MIT, Hashim Sarkis was the Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Sarkis has held numerous visiting appointments, including the American University of Beirut and the Metropolis Program in Barcelona.
In addition to his academic work, Sarkis is principal architect at Hashim Sarkis Studios, based in Cambridge, and Beirut firm Hashim Sarkis Studios. His architectural and planning projects focus on affordable housing, institutional buildings, and town planning throughout the world. He is the author of several articles and books, and has received many awards and honors for his work. One of his projects, the recently completed Byblos Town Hall, was featured in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale for which he received a First Prize Award.
Sarkis has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, a Master of Arts in Architecture and a Ph.D. in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.