Hani Rashid – Vectors, Arcs and Tangents

Hani Rashid – Vectors, Arcs and Tangents
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Speaker: Hani Rashid, Founder and Principal, Asymptote Architecture

Lecture Title: Vectors, Arcs and Tangents

Introduction: David Erdman

Bio of speaker:

In 1983 Rashid received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Carleton University (Canada) and in 1985 received a Master of Architecture degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Rashid’s academic career includes visiting professorships 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, the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the Lund University. Since 1989, Rashid has been an Associate Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York, where he launched the “Advanced Digital Design” (1992) and the “Digital Design Initiative” (1995). In 2004, he received a professorship at the Cátedra Luis Barragán in Monterrey, Mexico and from 2006- 2009 he was a professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. In 2008, Rashid was the recipient of the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor Chair at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He was also a member of the jury for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. From 2009 to 2011 he was a guest professor at the School of Architecture at Princeton University.

In 2000 Rashid represented the U.S. at the Seventh International Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy. In 2004, Asymptote Architecture was selected as the design architects of Metamorph, the Ninth Venice Architecture Biennale.

Asymptote Architecture was awarded the prestigious Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts in recognition of exceptional contributions to the progress and merging of art and architecture.

Since its inception in 1989, Asymptote has received awards for visionary building construction, master planning, art installations, exhibitions, product design as well as spatial landmark for digital environments. Since October 2011 Rashid has been a professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.


Additional Information:

CPD Credit Hours and AIA CES Learning Unit Hours are offered to members of the HKIA and the AIA.

This lectures is open to the general public.

The Fall 2012 Public Lecture Series are co-sponsored by “Ronald Lu & Partners (HK) Ltd.” & “Woo, Chow, Wong & Partners (HK) Ltd.” visiting lectureship in architecture.