Farshid Moussavi, the London-based founder of Farshid Moussavi Architecture and a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), is known as much for her intellectual curiosity as her eclectic design work. Moussavi rose to prominence in the 1990s with a competition-winning design, with Alejandro Zaera-Polo, for the Yokohama International Passenger Terminal in Japan—a project that pioneered the marriage of social commitment and formal experimentation for which Moussavi is now known.
Moussavi, a graduate of the GSD, has since published several books and completed prominent buildings in a number of countries—from the richly ornamented John Lewis Department Store in Leicester, England (2008), to the angular, reflective Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (2012). More recently, she has designed several new housing projects in France including Îlot 19 (2016), a mixed-income apartment block that was the first new housing built in La Défense in Paris in 30 years.
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