Professor Mohammed Arkoun, a French academician of Algerian origin, is Emeritus Professor of the History of Islamic Thought at the Sorbonne (Paris III), and visiting professor at universities in the United States, Europe, and the Muslim world. Professor Arkoun’s work and interests concentrate on classical Islam and contemporary issues of Islam facing modernity. He is associated with several European initiatives to rethink and reshape the relationship between Europe, Islam, and the Mediterranean world, and is the author of numerous publications, including L’Humanisme arabe au IVe/Xe siècle (1982), Pour une critique de la raison islamique (1984), Arab Thought (1988), and Rethinking Islam: Common Questions - Uncommon Answers (1993). Professor Arkoun served as a member of the Award Steering Committee from 1983 to 1992, and as a member of the 1995 Award Master Jury. He was decorated as an Officer of the French Legion of Honour in July 1996.
Ms. Zaha Hadid is a London-based architect whose work encompasses all fields of design, ranging from large-scale urbanism to products, interiors, and furniture. Ms. Hadid studied architecture at the Architectural Association (AA), London, where she was awarded the Diploma Prize in 1977. She then joined the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), and began teaching at the Architectural Association with OMA collaborators Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghleis; she later led her own studio at the AA until 1987. Her work was awarded wide international recognition in 1983 with her winning entry for the Hong Kong Peak Competition. This was followed by first place awards for competitions in Kurfürstendamm, Berlin (1986); for an Art and Media Centre in Düsseldorf (1989); and for the Cardiff Bay Opera House (1994). In 1993, Ms. Hadid’s fire station for the Vitra furniture company opened to much public acclaim. Her IBA housing scheme in Berlin was completed the same year. Ms. Hadid’s paintings and drawings are an important testing field for her ideas. They have been widely published and exhibited, in the “Deconstructivist Architecture” show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (1988), the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (1995), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1998). Her work was also featured in the Master’s Section of the 1996 Venice Biennale. In 1996, Ms. Hadid was short-listed as a finalist for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new Boilerhouse Gallery in London and for a Philharmonique in Luxembourg; her office is also joint winner of the Thames Water Habitable Bridge competition. Current work includes a housing scheme in Vienna and projects in London. Ms. Hadid was awarded the Sullivan Chair for 1997 at the University of Illinois, Chicago, School of Architecture, and a guest professorship at the Hochschule for Bildende Kunste in Hamburg, also in 1997.
Dr. Saleh Al-Hathloul is a Saudi Arabian educator and a critic in the field of architecture, with interests in the epistemology of knowledge, structural changes in society, and futurist studies. He received a master’s degree in urban design from Harvard University (1975), and a Ph.D. in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981). He was an assistant professor and chair of the department of architecture at King Saud University in Riyadh from 1981 to 1984, and chairman of the board of Al-Umran (the Saudi Arabian Society for Architects and Planners) from its inception in 1989 until 1993. Dr. Al-Hathloul served as a jury member of the Award of the Organisation of Arab Cities for the past three cycles. He is the author of numerous books and articles on planning and architecture, of which The Arab Muslim City (1994) is the best known. Since 1984, Dr. Al-Hathloul has been the deputy minister for town planning, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the responsibility of directing and supervising all national, regional, and local planning in the Kingdom.
Mr. Arif Hasan, a Pakistani architect and planner, teacher, social researcher, and writer, studied architecture at the Oxford Polytechnic, England, from 1960 to 1965, and established an independent architecture practice in Karachi in 1968. He has been a consultant to various United Nations agencies, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, and community groups both in the North and South. Mr. Hasan is renowned for his involvement with low-income settlement programmes, and is the architect of a large number of important residential, commercial, and educational facilities in Pakistan. The Orangi Pilot Project to which he is consultant has attracted international attention and, in 1990, the Japanese government presented Mr. Hasan with its International Year for the Shelterless Memorial Award. Mr. Hasan served as a member of the 1992 and 1995 Award Steering Committees, and as a member of the 1989 Award Technical Review.
Mr. Arata Isozaki, a Japanese architect, was educated at the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Architecture. He worked with Kenzo Tange’s Team and Urtec, Tokyo, from 1954 to 1963, when he established his own practice, the Arata Isozaki Atelier. Mr. Isozaki’s major buildings include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (1986), the Sant Jordi Sports Palace for the Olympic Games in Barcelona (1990), Art Tower Mito in Ibaragi (1990), the Team Disney Building in Buena Vista, Florida (1991), Domus: La Casa del Hombre in La Coruña, Spain (1995), and the Kyoto Concert Hall (1995). His work has been widely published and exhibited, and he has received numerous awards and honours, including three Annual Prizes of the Japan Architectural Association, the Interiors Award (1983), and the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (1986). Mr. Isozaki is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (1983), of the Bund Deutscher Architekten (1983), and of the Royal Institute of British Architects (1994); he is also a member of the Italian Academia Tiberina (1978) and an Honorary Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts, England (1994). Throughout his career, Mr. Isozaki has been active in education, and has served as a visiting professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Hawaii, the Rhode Island School of Design, Columbia University, Harvard University, and Yale University.
Professor Fredric Jameson is an American cultural theorist. At Duke University, he is the William A. Lane, Jr., Professor of Comparative Literature and the chair of the Duke Program in Literature. He received his B.A. from Haverford College in 1954 and his M.A. (1956) and Ph.D. (1960) from Yale University. He has taught at Harvard University (1959-1967), the University of California at San Diego (1967-1976), Yale University (1976-1983), and the University of California at Santa Cruz (1983-1985). Professor Jameson’s teachings cover modernism, Third World literature and cinema, Marx and Freud, the modern French novel and cinema, and the Frankfurt School. Among his ongoing concerns is the need to analyse literature as an encoding of political and social imperatives, and the interpretation of modernist and postmodernist assumptions through a rethinking of Marxist methodology. His most recent books include Late Marxism (1990), Signatures of the Visible (1990), Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (1991), The Geopolitical Aesthetic (1992), and Seeds of Time (1994). He also chairs the editorial board of South Atlantic Quarterly.
Mr. Romi Khosla is an Indian architect who received a B.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge, and qualified as an architect at the Architectural Association, London. Mr. Khosla founded GRUP (Group for Rural and Urban Planning) in Delhi in 1974, and has designed a number of large institutional complexes as well as small community-based rural projects. His recent work includes developmental and revitalisation projects for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Central Asia, Tibet, and Egypt, and for the Government of India in the Himalayan belt. Mr. Khosla’s published works include Buddhist Monasteries in Western Himalayas (1979). He served as professional advisor for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s International Competition for Ideas on the Revitalisation of Samarkand. Mr. Khosla was a member of the Award Technical Review for the 1986, 1989, and 1992 cycles.
Mr. Yuswadi Saliya, an Indonesian architect and educator, graduated from the Bandung Institute of Technology (Institut Teknologi Bandung - ITB) in 1966, and was awarded a master’s degree in architecture in 1975 from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, concentrating on the spatial organisation of traditional Balinese architecture. Mr. Saliya has been continuously associated as an instructor with ITB since his graduation. Currently, he is a senior lecturer in theory, criticism, and history for both the undergraduate and graduate programmes in architecture, and is the senior editor for critical analyses of important Indonesian architects prepared for the graduate programme and published by the Institute of Indonesian Architectural History (Lembaga Sejarah Arsitektur Indonesia - LSAI). Mr. Saliya presently chairs the LSAI, which was established in Bandung in 1989 and now conducts yearly national workshops to improve the ways and means of teaching history in architectural schools. Mr. Saliya is also a practising architect, and one of six founding partners in the design office PT Atelier Enam, established in Jakarta in 1969.
Mr. Dogan Tekeli, a Turkish architect, has been in private practice with his partner, Sami Sisa, since 1952, when they graduated from Istanbul Technical University. Mr. Tekeli lectured in architectural design at the Maçka School of Architecture and Engineering of Istanbul Technical University, and was president of the Chamber of Turkish Architects for one term in 1957. Mr. Tekeli and his partner have won more than twenty design competitions in Turkey, most of which have been realised. Among their works are the environmental design for the Fortress of Rumelia, a market complex in Istanbul (Manifaturacilar çarsisi), Lassa Tyre Factory in Izmit, and the Halkbank Headquarters in Ankara; they are presently working on an international passenger terminal for the Antalya Airport. Mr. Tekeli was a consultant to the Municipality of Istanbul from 1985-88, and is a member of the board of the Turkish Association of Consulting Engineers and Architects. The works of Sami Sisa and Dogan Tekeli are published in two monographs, Architectural Works (1974) and Projects and Buildings (1995). In 1995, Messrs. Tekeli and Sisa were awarded the 4th National Grand Prize of Architecture by the Turkish Chamber of Architects. Mr. Tekeli served as a member of the 1992 Award Master Jury and the 1995 Award Steering Committee.
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