Friday, April 13, 2007

Zaha Hadid wins the 2007 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals

Economist Alan Greenspan, architect Zaha Hadid, and international relations attorney and educator Anne-Marie Slaughter have been named the 2007 recipients of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals presented by the University of Virginia.

Hadid, recipient of the 42nd TJF Medal in Architecture, is a native of Iraq whose practice is based in London. Among her best known projects are the Hoenheim-Nord Car Park and Terminus in Strasbourg, France; BMW Central Building in Leipzig, Germany; and Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hadid, who received a mathematics degree from the American University of Beirut before studying at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, in 2004 became the first woman to receive the Pritzker Prize in architecture.

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