BArch, McGill University, Montreal; Master’s degree, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Has taught at numerous universities, including Princeton University School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Pennsylvania Design School and American University in Beirut. Currently, Dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Co-Founder, WORKac, a 25-person architectural firm based in New York that focuses on architectural projects that re-invent the relationship between urban and natural environments. Recent design studios and seminars have focused on the Arab City, which has become the subject of a series of symposia entitled “Architecture and Representation”, Studio-X Amman, 2013, and New York, 2014. Publications include “49 Cities”, a re-reading of 49 visionary plans through an ecological lens, “Above the Pavement, the Farm!”, and “Architecture and Representation: the Arab City”.