Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Manhattan, New York, USA
Mohamad Ziad Jamaleddine is an Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and co-founder of L.E.FT Architects (Brooklyn / Beirut). He teaches Design Studios and ‘Building-Islam’ seminar in the History & Theory sequence.
Jamaleddine is a practitioner and scholar with a research focus on architecture in the Middle East and North Africa—rigorously interrogating religious architecture and religiosity in public space, affordable housing in conservative societies, and reconstruction in post-war cities. His writings have been published in Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2016), After Belonging (Lars Müller, 2016), The Arab City: Architecture and Representation (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2016). His research on the architecture of the mosque is presented at Oslo Architecture Triennale (2016), Studio-X Istanbul (2017) and in Sharjah Architecture Triennale (2019). Among the built projects by L.E.FT is the award-winning Amir Shakib Arslan Mosque in Moukhtara, Lebanon (2017).
Ziad Jamaleddine is part of the Experts Committee of the BAM’s Annual Ranking of International Master’s in Architecture. We invite you to learn more about his professional by visiting the following links.