Naji Moujaes

Founder, Pad 10

Mr. Moujaes is the recipient of ‘Architects of Healing’ Presidential Citation by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board of Directors, for his role in the design of the World Trade Center Memorial Museum in New York City, the Young Architects Forum Award, and the Emerging Voices by The Architectural League of New York.

Mr. Moujaes conducted a workshop, in collaboration with NCCAL (National Council for Culture Arts and Letters), Docomomo International, and Docomomo Kuwait on Kuwait Modern Heritage. He taught research and design studios on DisOrientalism, an architectural design studio with cultural focus on the Arab world at Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, and Rensselaer (RPI) School of Architecture. He has served as an architectural/design critic at AUK (American University of Kuwait), Kuwait University, PennDesign, Columbia University, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Princeton, and RISD. He spoke at TEDxUniversityofBalamand, debated at Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah, and lectured at AAVS Kuwait, NCCAL, ACK, YourAOK, The Architectural League of New York, the CCA (Centre Canadien d’Architecture), Monterrey Symposium in Mexico, Milan Triennale in Italy, and the Nordic House in Reykjavik, Iceland. Mr. Moujaes has served as jury member on The Architectural League of New York’s 2006 Young Architects’ Forum themed Instability; and for the NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Architecture/ Environmental Structures.

His work has been widely published. Projects and interviews have been featured in ArchDaily, Archinect, Volume Magazine, Architectural Record, Metropolis Magazine, Praxis, The Architect’s Newspaper, The New York Times, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Japan Architect, Bidoun Magazine, Khaleejesque, Interior Design Magazine, and World Architecture.

Mr. Moujaes received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the American University of Beirut in 1996, winning the Areen Award for Excellence in Design, and his Master’s degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute for Architecture in 1999.

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