Fadi Masoud is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and a Research
Associate at the Center for Advanced Urbanism. He holds a Bachelors of Environmental
Studies from the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning specializing in Urban
Design and Urban Development, a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto, and a Post-Professional Master in Landscape Architecture from Harvard
University’s Graduate School of Design, where he graduated with distinction. Masoud is
the recipient of several awards including the Fulbright Fellowship, the Heather M.
Reisman Gold Medal in Design, the ASLA certificate of Honor, and the Jacob Weidenman
Prize, and has practiced as a landscape architect and a planner at several leading
firms in Canada and the U.S.
Masoud’s current research and design work focuses on establishing multi-scalar and
emergent relationships between the dynamic nature of landscape and the instrumentality
of planning principles, practices and models. He held previous appointments at the
Harvard Graduate School of Design and at the University of Toronto, where he taught
design studios and seminars on urbanism, landscape, and visual representation.
Masoud’s research and design work has been recognized through several international
competitions, and has been published in numerous books and journals including: Topos,
Landscape World Journal, MASS Context Journal, Conservation of Architecture Journal,
Out of Water: Sustaining Development in Arid Climates, Design for Flooding, and New
Geographies 5. His work has been heavily exhibited including at the Canadian Centre
for Architecture, The National Building Museum in DC, the Saint Étienne International
Design Bienniale in France, Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Trespa/Apra Design Centre
in New York City, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and at the Canadian
Centre for Architecture