Hooman Koliji

Hooman Koliji

Associate Clinical Professor
Executive Committee Member, reACT ThinkTank


Hooman Koiji is an architect, landscape designer, design researcher, and clinical associate professor of architecture at the University of Maryland. Koliji’s work examines visual representation and spatial experience, and theories of imagination and design at the intersection of architecture and landscape. He is the author of books, In-Between: Architectural Drawing and Imaginative Knowledge in Islamic and Western Traditions (Ashgate 2015), and Sketches from Iranian Architecture (SBU, 2010), book chapters, and numerous essays and papers. Hooman lectures on his work internationally including invited lectures at the University of North Carolina, Kansas State University, Bilgi University, CalPoly San Obispo, and Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg). He is a member of the editorial board of Nexus Network Journal: Architecture and Mathematics, a premier peer-reviewed journal by Springer exploring the relationship between geometry, mathematics, and architecture.

As a distinguished fellow at the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (AIE) at the University of Maryland, he has been leading Ecological Design Thinking, a new design research enterprise that includes educational courses and workshops across disciplines of design, environmental technology, and engineering. His work on innovative spatial ecologies delves into design thinking, user experience, and entrepreneurship through a full cycle of ideation, iteration, prototyping, user interaction, and feedback in the realization of vertical living screens and envelopes.

Iconic Projects (Flickr Album)

Trio of bio architecture sketches
PhD in Architecture and Design Research
Virginia Tech
Master in Landscape Architecture
Virginia Tech
PhD in Architecture
Stony Brook University
Master of Architecture
Stony Brook University
Bachelor of Architecture
Stony Brook University