Fadi Masoud

Fadi Masoud is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and is an affiliated faculty with 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 relationships between dynamic large-scale environmental systems, landscape design, and the instrumentality of planning policies, models, and codes. 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 Geographies5.

His work has been heavily exhibited including at 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.