Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid, award winning architect and designer, passed away early this morning, March 31st, 2016, of a heart attack. Hadid was 65.

Born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1950, Hadid went on to study at the American University of Beirut and in 1972 joined the Architectural Association in London.

Hadid began her own practice based out of London in 1979, and has since earned contracts all over the globe for her innovative concepts, including buildings and furniture.

Through these projects, Hadid received prestigious awards, such as the 2016 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture from the Royal Institute of British Architects and was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

In 2012 Zaha earned the title of Dame, when she was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. 

Zaha Hadid’s concepts are an inspiration to those looking towards the future of design.