“When Politics and Architecture Collide”

AKDC and AKPIA co-sponsor lecture

AKPIA Fall lecture posterThe Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) and the Aga Khan Documentation Center (AKDC) will co-sponsor the lecture “When Architecture and Politics Collide” by noted Iraqi architect Hisham Munir, as part of the AKPIA’s An Evening With… lecture series. The lecture celebrates Mr. Munir’s gift of his archives to AKDC@MIT and will be held on Monday, October 5th, at 6:00 pm in MIT room 3-133. An Evening With … lectures are always free and open to the public.

Hisham Munir is one of the leading architects in the Arab/Persian Gulf region. His firm, Hisham Munir and Associates, has wide range experience in providing comprehensive architectural, engineering and consulting services in a wide range of fields including: health and medical complexes, cultural and educational facilities, housing and urban design, government and administrative complexes, professional organizations, headquarters, hotels, airport hangers, and banks.

Mr. Munir and his firm have won the highest number of first prize awards in the competitions in which they’ve participated. He has published in numerous local and international publications and has over forty years experience in all regions of Iraq and the Arab/Persian Gulf. He and his firm have also successfully collaborated, associated and joint-ventured with various international firms from around the world.