Adnan Z. Morshed

Adnan Z. Morshed is an architect, architectural historian, and professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He also serves as executive director of the Centre for Inclusive Architecture and Urbanism at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and as a Fulbright Specialist (2021-2025).

Morshed received his PhD and Master’s degree from the History, Theory, and Criticism program at MIT. He has been a TEDx speaker at George Washington University; a Wyeth Fellow at CASVA  at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and a Verville Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution. He is the author of multiple books, including Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder (University Minnesota Press, 2015). 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 is a practicing architect with design works in multiple countries.