Based at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) is dedicated to the study of Islamic art and architecture, urbanism, landscape design, and conservation – and the application of that knowledge to contemporary design projects. The goals of the program are to improve the teaching of Islamic art and architecture; to promote excellence in advanced research; to enhance the understanding of Islamic architecture, urbanism, and visual culture in
light of contemporary theoretical, historical, critical, and developmental issues; and to promote knowledge of Islamic cultural heritage. Established in 1979, AKPIA is supported by an endowment from His Highness the Aga Khan.
Last updated: 2004