Adnan Morshed, Ph.D.
Office: B016C Crough Center
Adnan Morshed received his Ph.D. from MIT’s History, Theory and Criticism section of Architecture. He is currently Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Architectural Historians from 2006 to 2009 and on the jury of the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship. He has been awarded highly competitive fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Wolfsonian-Florida International University. His research has garnered prestigious research grants from the Graham Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and MIT. He has lectured around the world and published on the theory and history of modern architecture and urbanism in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, Thresholds, Center (at the National Gallery of Art), Constructs (Yale), and Architectural Design. His book, The Architecture of Ascension: Airplanes, Skyscrapers, and the American Imagination of the Master Planner, 1919-1939, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. A practicing architect, he has designed buildings in the U.S., Canada, Lebanon, Malaysia, and Bangladesh.