Day 238/365 of Steel – Farshid Moussavi

Farshid Moussavi (born in 1965, Shiraz, Iran) is an architect, founder of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA) and a Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Moussavi first came to prominence with Foreign Office Architects (FOA), the practice she co-founded in 1993 with her ex-husband Alejandro Zaera-Polo. At FOA, Moussavi co-authored the design for the award-winning Yokohama International Ferry Terminal in Japan.

Design For Houston Ismaili Centre
Fig 2: Design For Houston Ismaili Centre
Photo: Courtesy of Farshid Moussavi Architects

In June 2011 after splitting with Zaera-Polo, Moussavi re-established her own practice. Her notable projects with FMA include the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland and Victoria Beckham’s Flagship Store in London.

Design For Houston Ismaili Centre
Fig 3: Design For Houston Ismaili Centre
Photo: Courtesy of Farshid Moussavi Architects

The practice is currently working on a number of high-profile projects including The Ismaili Center Houston in the USA. It was a finalist for London National Portrait Gallery competition, and joint winner of the international competition for the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne.

About the Author:

Bruno Dursin – Managing Director at Believe in Steel. Bruno has more than 30 years of experience in promoting steel & steel solutions. His clients benefit from his extensive network within the building industry.

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