Mohsen Mostafavi, architect and educator, is the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design and Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor. He served as Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) from 2008 to 2019.
Mostafavi received a Bachelor in Architecture from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 1976. Prior to teaching at Harvard, he was formerly Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University, where he was also Professor in Architecture. Previously, he served as the Chairman of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Mostafavi has taught at numerous institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Cambridge, and the Frankfurt Academy of Fine Arts (Städelschule). Mostafavi served on the Steering Committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture from 2001 to 2013 and has served on the design committees of the London Development Agency (LDA) and the RIBA Gold Medal. Mostafavi was a member of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Master Jury in 2016. He is a consultant on a number of international architectural and urban design projects.