Graduate Architecture

The KPF Lecture: Farshid Moussavi

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:30pm
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Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Lower Gallery

Farshid Moussavi OBE RA is an architect, founder of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA) and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Her lecture is titled "Architecture and Micropolitics."

Before forming FMA, she was co-founder of the London-based Foreign Office Architects (FOA), recognized as one of the world's most creative design firms, integrating architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture in a wide range of projects internationally. Educated at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, University College London, and Dundee University, Moussavi has taught and served as External Examiner in academic institutions worldwide. She was a member of the Steering Committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture between 2004 and 2015, a trustee of the London Architecture Foundation and the Whitechapel Gallery between 2009 and 2018, and is currently a trustee of the Norman Foster Foundation and New Architecture Writers (NAW) in London.

She has published The Function of Ornament in 2006, The Function of Form in 2009, and her third book titled The Function of Style in 2015, based on her research and teaching at Harvard. Moussavi was elected a Royal Academician in 2015, and subsequently, Professor of Architecture at the RA Schools in 2017. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Architecture.

This lecture is sponsored by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF).