FADI MASOUD

Fadi Masoud holds a Bachelors of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning - specializing in Urban Design and Urban Development with a certificate in Town Planning in the UK from Oxford Brookes University. In 2010 he completed his Masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto, and in 2012 a Post-Professional Master in Landscape Architecture II from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where he graduated with distinction. Masoud was the recipient of several awards including the Fulbright Fellowship, the Heather M. Reisman Gold Medal in Design, the ASLA certificate of Honor, and the Jacob Weidenman Prize among others.



Masoud is currently a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning and an affiliate faculty with Center for Advanced Urbanism. He held previous appointments at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and design, where he taught graduate design studios and courses on urbanism and visual representation. Masoud also practiced professionally as a landscape architect, urban designer, and planner in various renowned firms; most recently with the Dutch firm West8, working on the award winning waterfront projects in New York and Toronto.


Over the last five years, Masoud’s research and design work has been recognized through several international competitions, and has been published in numerous books and journals including: Topos, Landscape World Journal, MASS Context Journal, Conservation of Architecture Journal, Out of Water: Sustaining Development in Arid Climates, Design for Flooding, and New Geographies 5. His work has been heavily exhibited including at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, The National Building Museum in DC, the Saint Étienne International Design Bienniale in France, Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Trespa/Apra Design Centre in New York City, and at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.