Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, DBE, is an incredible, internationally-renowned architect whose works have been commissioned all throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States. Her use of symmetry, arches, and elongated curves are exemplary of her personal style and inspirational to those of us that admire from afar.
Of Iraqi-British nationality, Dame Hadid received the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004–the first woman to do so–and the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011.
She recently completed Oman’s Opera House as well as the Sheik Zayed Bridge in Saudi Arabi pictured below, among many, many other projects.
Dame Zaha Hadid has taught at prestigious universities around the world, including at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; has ranked 69th on the Forbes list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, and in 2010, she was named by Time as an influential thinker in the 2010 TIME 100 issue.