"Form follows means, means follow tools, tools yield to desires, and desire is everything"
Hani Rashid co-founded the New York-based office Asymptote Architecture with Lise Anne Couture in 1989. The practice has been at the forefront of technological innovation in the field of architecture, urban planning, art and design. Hani Rashid has received numerous awards and recognition for visionary projects ranging in scale from art installations to large scale building design. In 2000 Hani Rashid co-represented the United States at the 7th Venice International Architecture Biennale and in 2004 Asymptote designed the 9th Venice Architecture Biennale and 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. In 2008 Hani Rashid served as the Kenzo Tange chair at Harvard University's GSD and has held visiting professorships at Princeton University, Columbia University in New York and the ETH in Zurich.