Hani Rashid

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Hani Rashid

Hani Rashid (* 1958 in Cairo ) is a Canadian architect and co-founder of Asymptote Architecture in New York , USA.


He grew up in the UK and Canada and is the brother of designer Karim Rashid .

Rashid received in 1983 a Bachelor Accounts in architecture of Carleton University ( Canada ) and in 1985 a Master of Architecture of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan .

Rashid's academic career has included visiting professors at several universities, including the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen , the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles , the Harvard University Graduate School of Design , the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich . Since 1989 Rashid has been Associate Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York, where he developed the “Advanced Digital Design” program (1992) and the “Digital Design Initiative” (1995) . In 2007 Rashid was visiting professor at the “Kenzo Tange Chair” for architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and a member of the jury for the Aga Khan Prize for Architecture . He is currently visiting professor at Princeton University's School of Architecture .

In 2000 Rashid represented the USA at the 7th International Architecture Biennale in Venice , and in 2004 he was appointed to a professorship at the Cátedra Luis Barragán in Monterrey, Mexico .

Since Asymptote's founding in 1989, the office has received awards for visionary building designs, master planning, art installations, exhibition and product design, and groundbreaking digital spatial environments.

In 2004 Lise Anne Couture and Hani Rashid received the Austrian Friedrich Kiesler Prize .

Since October 2011, Rashid has held a professorship at the University of Applied Arts Vienna , where he heads the “Studio Hani Rashid” at the Institute for Architecture.

Since May 2013 Hani Rashid has been chairman of the board of the " Friedrich Kiesler Foundation Vienna".


  • Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture: Asymptote. Architecture at the Interval , Rizzoli 1995, ISBN 0-8478-1861-6
  • Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture: Asymptote: Flux , Phaidon Press 2002, ISBN 0-7148-4172-2
  • Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture: Asymptote: Works and Projects , Skira 2002, ISBN 88-8491-261-X

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