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British Iraqi architect

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  • Apr 24, 2010
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She's forward looking & has some splendid vision. Her fluid designs are ahead of times but in some ways eternal too. Highly interesting.
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Zaha Hadid (Arabicزها حديد‎), CBE (born 31 October 1950) is a British Iraqi deconstructivist architect.

Zaha Hadid was born in 1950 in BaghdadIraq. She received a degree in mathematics from theAmerican University of Beirut before moving to study at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. After graduating she worked with her former teachers, Rem Koolhaas andElia Zenghelis at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, becoming a partner in 1977. It was withKoolhaas that she met the engineer Peter Rice who gave her support and encouragement early on, at a time when her work seemed difficult to build. In 1980 she established her own London-based practice. During the 1980s she also taught at the Architectural Association. She has also taught at prestigious institutions around the world; she held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, the Sullivan Chair at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, guest professorships at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, the Knowlton School of Architecture, at The Ohio State University, the Masters Studio at Columbia University, New York and the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at the Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, Connecticut. In addition, she was made Honorary ...
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