Accomplished architect Sinisha Brdar has been named a 2005 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Student, a prestigious title reserved for a select few in Canada and the United States. Brdar, who was working as an urban designer and architect for Workshop – Architecture + Design, is currently studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).
“We are pleased to have Mr. Brdar join the Graduate School of Design community,” said Alan Altshuler, dean of GSD. “He brings a breadth of professional experience and academic interests to the Master in Design Studies Program, and we look forward to his contributions during his tenure here.”
Brdar holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Concordia University and a B.A. in architecture from the University of Montreal. Brdar has won many prizes recognizing his scholarly and professional accomplishments, including the American Institute of Architects’ Henry Adams Medal in 1998.
As a Fulbright Student, Brdar will be pursuing his graduate studies in urban design, architecture, and built environment planning at Harvard. He intends to investigate the political context of architectural production and city building, with emphasis on the North American context, and how it has manifested itself throughout history. Brdar’s goal is to combine his professional work with the pursuit of research projects and teaching activities. In the end, he hopes to compile his research into a written thesis, or a combination of a written dissertation and an urban design project.
Long regarded as the world’s premier academic exchange program, the Fulbright attracts exceptional scholars from more than 150 countries worldwide. Named for former U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright and supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs Canada and the United States Department of State, the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program has engaged more than 800 scholars in high-level academic exchanges since 1990.