Bachelor of Science in Architecture, MIT; Master in Architecture with Distinction, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Iman Fayyad joins the School as a tenure-track Assistant Professor and will direct a new research lab in the area of computational geometry and design with a specific focus on tectonics, construction, and representation. Fayyad is founder and director of project:if, a research practice that places constraints of architectural geometry in dialogue with material economy, visual perception, and the politics of physical space and building practice. Her independent and collaborative work has been published and exhibited in Nexus Network Journal (Architecture and Mathematics), Log, Pidgin, Archinect, PLOT, Rumor, Yale Architecture Gallery, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Roca Gallery in London.
Before coming to Syracuse, Fayyad was a Lecturer in Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she taught graduate core architecture studios and courses in projective representation and served as the coordinator of the Digital Media Workshop Program. Previously, she served as lecturer at Princeton University and the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Fayyad was the inaugural John Irving Innovation Fellow at Harvard GSD where she conducted research on historical and contemporary geometric techniques in architecture, examining the relationship between three-dimensional form, representation, and construction in digital media and culture.
Fayyad holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from MIT and a Master in Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was the recipient of the American Institute of Architects Certificate of Merit, Faculty Design Award, and the Araldo A. Cossutta Prize for Design Excellence. She has given lectures and served on juries at several institutions including MIT, Harvard, Princeton, RISD, The Cooper Union, Northeastern University, UCLA, CCNY, Syracuse, and the AIA Center for Architecture in Washington, D.C. Fayyad has practiced in several offices in the United States and Europe, Prior to starting her own practice and returning to academia, she was a designer at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in New York.