Favorite Book Lists on Architecture and the Built Environment


CSBE has asked a number of distinguished colleagues to each provide us with a list of their favorite books on architecture and the built environment, and to explain why they selected those books. A new list will be added to the CSBE website periodically.

- Nasser Rabbat (Click here to view the list)
   Aga Khan Professor and Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
   Department of Architecture
   Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
   Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

- Nadim Karam (Click here to view the list)
  Founder, Nadim karam & Atelier Hapsitus
  Beirut, Lebanon

- Rahul Mehrotra (Click here to view the list)
  Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design
  Graduate School of Design
  Harvard University
  Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

- George Katodrytis (Click here to view the list)
  Associate Professor of Architecture
  American University of Sharjah
  Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

- Mohammad al-Asad (Click here to view the list)
  Founding Director
  Center for the Study of the Built Environment
  Amman, Jordan

- D. Fairchild Ruggles (Click here to view the list)
  Professor of art, architecture and landscape history
  University of Illinois
  Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

- Nora Akawi (Click here to view the list)
  Curator, Studio X, Amman Lab
  Columbian University Middle East Research Center, Columbia Global Centers
  Amman, Jordan

- Emre Arolat (Click here to view the list)
  Founding Partner, EAA - Emre Arolat Architects
  Istanbul, Turkey

- Han Tumertekin (Click here to view the list)
  Principal and Founder, Mimarlar Tasarim Danismanlik Ltd
  Istanbul, Turkey

Rami Farouk Daher (Click here to view the list)
  CEO: TURATH: Architecture & Urban Design Consultan-ts
  Amman, Jordan

- Hanif Kara (Click here to view the list)
  Design Director and Co-Founder
  AKTII (Previously Adams Kara Taylor)
  London, United Kingdom

  Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology
  Graduate School of Design
  Harvard University
  Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA