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Graduate Program in Architecture

Benjamin Akhavan

Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Architecture

Office: CBEIS 227
Phone: 443-885-2770

Curriculum Vitae


MS.AAD, Columbia University
B.Arch, The City College of New York | CUNY

Benjamin Akhavan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Graduate Built Environment Studies at Morgan State University. He is the principal of FOAWM, a nondescript firm / office / atelier / workshop / milieu with polyvalent interests at the intersection of architecture and urban life. His current research focuses on architectural techno-imaginaries in the urban environment, with a focus on recapturing latent energy for social engagement. Akhavan’s work has been featured in the Cambridge University Press Materials Research Society Proceedings, New York Review of Architecture, Mashrabiya, and MIT Thresholds.

List of Research Interest(s):

  • Energy
  • Environmental Justice
  • History and Theory
  • Infrastructure
  • Low-Tech Design
  • Materials Engineering
  • Techno-Imaginaries
  • Cultural Hybridity

List of Classes Taught:

  • ARCH 530 - Architecture Design Studio II
  • ARCH 724 - Urban Energy Acupunture