Mohamad Nahleh

Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism

A native of Jabal ‘Amil, Lebanon, Mohamad Nahleh received his Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Beirut, where he was the first-prize recipient of the Georges R. Rais, Fawzi W. Azar, and Areen awards for excellence in architecture. Upon graduation, his undergraduate thesis was selected as the “World’s Best Graduation Project” by Archiprix International, and he was named a “Game-Changing Architecture Graduate” by the Funambulist Magazine. Nahleh also holds a Master of Science in Architecture Studies (SMArchS) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was awarded the SMArchS Thesis Prize for his work on “Nightrise: Through the Valley of Jabal ‘Amil’s Shadow,” which is now slated for publication by Places Journal. Most recently, he has been appointed a Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, where he teaches architecture studios and seminars in urban history and theory. In Spring 2022, he received the Graduate Teaching Award for his contributions to graduate education. Outside of academia, he is a registered architect and continues to design professionally in Lebanon. His upcoming project is the Path of Nightrise, one of the outcomes of his thesis at MIT, which is now under construction in the rural villages of Jabal ‘Amil.