Farshid Moussavi Architecture
Farshid Moussavi OBE RA is an architect, principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA) and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Previously, she was co-founder of the London-based Foreign Office Architects (FOA), recognised as one of the world’s most creative design firms, integrating architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture in a wide range of projects internationally. Her most notable projects at FMA include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, residential complexes in Nanterre and Montpellier and the Victoria Beckham flagship store in London, and at FOA, the Yokohama International Port Terminal in Japan and the John Lewis department store in Leicester. 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 has published three books, The Function of Ornament, The Function of Forms, and The Function of Style based on her research and teaching at Harvard. In December 2017, she was made Professor of Architecture at the RA Schools. Next to her extensive academic activities worldwide, Moussavi has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2004-2014), and a trustee of the London Architecture Foundation (2009-2018), and continues to be a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery in London since 2009, as well as the Norman Foster Foundation and New Architecture Writers (NAW) in London.