Adnan Z. Morshed

Adnan Z. Morshed is an architect, architectural historian and theorist, urbanist, 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). He was featured in Sundaram Tagore’s acclaimed documentary, Louis Kahn’s Tiger City (2019).

Morshed received his PhD and Master’s degree in history, theory, and criticism from 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 of Minnesota Press, 2015). His articles have appeared in the Journal of the Society of Architectural HistoriansJournal of Architectural EducationJournal of South Asian Studies, ThresholdsConstructsNew GeographiesArchitectural Design, and Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. A practicing architect, Adnan Morshed’s recent design work includes eight regional offices for BRAC across rural Bangladesh and a farmhouse in North Carolina.