Iman Fayyad

Iman Fayyad is a designer and Lecturer in Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is founder and director of project:if, a research practice that uses techniques of geometry to facilitate design transformations across scales, subjects, and media. Centered on the relationship between flatness and three-dimensional form, the work celebrates the ubiquity of projective systems to relate the tectonic and material expression of architecture with modes of inhabitation, perception of space, and the political domain of architecture. Her independent and collaborative work has been published and exhibited in Log, Pidgin, Archinect, PLOT, Rumor, Yale Architecture Gallery, Chicago Architecture Biennial, CityGroup NY, Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Roca Gallery in London.

Prior to the GSD, Fayyad 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, and the AIA Center for Architecture in Washington, DC. Fayyad has practiced in several offices in the United States and Europe. Most recently, she was a designer at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in New York.