Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid Architects
10 Bowling Green Lane
London, UK

Zaha Hadid, born in 1950 in Baghdad, is an architect and the founder of her namesake firm, London-based Zaha Hadid Architects. She established her firm in 1980. As of 2015, her work in New York City was limited to 520 West 28th Street, an upscale condominium development in Chelsea. Hadid, who grew up in Iraq, was made a dame – the female equivalent of being knighted – in 2012, and her name sometimes appears at Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid. In 2004, she was the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the profession's highest honor and in 2008, Forbes but her on its list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women. Since 2000, Hadid has lectured at The University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Before establishing her own firm, Hadid worked for her former architecture school teachers, Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and was made partner in 1977. She attended the American University of Beirut, where she studied mathematics, before transferring to the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Hadid is a naturalized citizen of the United Kingdom. –MK

Zaha Hadid Architects, Partner
10 Bowling Green Lane, London, UK, 442072535147
Patrik Schumacher is an architect and a partner at London-based Zaha Hadid Architects....