Hani Rashid follows Wolf D. Prix
With the winter semester 2011/12 Hani Rashid, a Canadian, US- based architect and co-founder of Asymptote Architecture/New York will head the Studio Architekturentwurf 3 (architectural design). Rashid is the successor of Professor Wolf D. Prix who left a lasting mark on the Studio in the last 21 years. He also set international standards in the training of future architects. After retiring in October 2011 Prix will continue to be the chair of the Institute for a further two years - a position he has had since 2003.
Hani Rashid, born in Cairo in 1958, founded Asymptote Architecture in New York, together with Lise Anne Couture. Rashid was visiting professor at a number of universities, including the Imperial Danish Art Academy in Copenhagen, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zurich. Since 1989 Hani Rashid is Associate Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York where he has developed the “Advanced Digital Design” program (1992) and the “Digital Design Initiative” (1995). In 2004 he was given a chair at the Cátedra Luis Barragán in Monterrey, Mexico. In 2007 Hani Rashid was visiting professor (“Kenzo Tange Chair” for Architecture) at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and member of the jury for the Aga-Khan prize for architecture. He is currently visiting professor at the school of architecture at Princeton University.
Since Asymptote’s founding in 1989, the firm has received a number of awards for visionary constructions, master plans, art installations, exhibition and product design as well as for pioneering digital spatial surroundings. In 2004 he and Lise Anne Couture were awarded the Friedrich Kiesler Prize for Architecture and Art.