As President of Ardalan Associates, LLC, Nader Ardalan is an Architect with a long and distinguished international career in the fields of Planning, Architecture and Historic Preservation and is a recognized world leader and expert in the field of environmentally sustainable and culturally relevant design. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Masters in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. He has served as Principal-in-charge of International Design and Operations at Jung/Brannen Associates of Boston from 1983 to 1994. During this period he has won a number of International Design Competitions, including the Citizen’s Bank Headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island and the Abu Dhabi Oil Company Headquarters in the UAE. From 1994 to 2006, he served as Senior Vice President and Director of Design at KEO International Consultants, a leading multi-disciplinary firm of over 2,000 staff located in a number of countries in the Gulf Region. From 2006 he served as Research Fellow of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, where the Kennedy School of Government sponsored his currently ongoing research for the Kuwait National Green Campus Initiative. In February, 2011, he joined the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as Senior Research Associate and Senior Editor of the Gulf Sustainable Urbanism project, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation. He is currently the Senior Advisor for the Harvard GSD Project on Sea Level Rise for Southwest Florida. He is the co-author of The Sense of Unity, published by Chicago University Press; The Habitat Bill of Rights; Blessed Jerusalem; Exhibitor in MANtransFORMS, Smithsonian Institute, Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, NY; He has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard, MIT, Yale and lecturers widely internationally.