Professor Emeritus Stanley Ira Hallet is the former Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America, where for many years he taught courses in Islamic Architecture, Architecture and the Moving Image and Studio Design. He also developed special graduate design studios in Paris, France where he led many workshops in field sketching, photography and filmmaking. His interest in Maghrebian Architecture began as an early Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunis, Tunisia and he recently returned from lecturing and leading workshops in architectural studio at the Université Tunis Carthage.
Recent publications include The Mosques Of Djerba and Évolution d’un habitat : le monde berbère du Sud tunisien, a collaboration with the esteemed French Anthropologist, André Louis.
He has lectured widely in both the United States and Europe and his observations have appeared in major international and national journals of architecture such as 2A(Qatar), Architectural Record, Architecture Plus, Faith and Form, The Journal of Architectural Education, Ekistics, Mimar, The Afghan Journal (Austria), The Architect’s Journal (London), Ottagono (Italy) and IBLA, the Revue de l’institute des belles lettres arabe-CNRS. His book, The Traditional Architecture of Afghanistan was co-authored with Rafi Samizay and published by Garland Press
A recipient of 12 AIA Design Awards, Stanley Ira Hallet was recognized as a Fellow of the AIA and recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes Lecturer Award to the University of Kabul in Afghanistan. He will be joined by his wife, Judith Dawn Hallet, a distinguished documentary filmmaker.