Chantal El Hayek

Chantal El Hayek is a PhD candidate in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture program at MIT. Her research work concentrates on modern architecture and urban history, with an emphasis on early-twentieth-century French urbanism. She is also interested in urban historiography, especially of Arab Mediterranean and other colonial cities, and connections between modern urban planning theory and practice and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century philosophy and economic thought.

Chantal holds a Master of Science in Architectural History and Theory from MIT, a post-professional Master in Architecture from Princeton University, and a Bachelor in Architecture from the Lebanese American University. Before joining MIT, she was a teacher and a practicing architect.