His Highness The Aga Khan, Chairman
Dr. Selma al-Radi is an Iraqi archaeologist, and a research associate at New York University. She has worked in Yemen since 1977. In 1983, she undertook the restoration of the 16th century Madrasa al-Amiryah in the town of Rada', and is currently overseeing the final phase of the project and the restoration of the internal wall paintings. Also in Yemen, she is now completing the rehabilitation of the complex of Imamate palaces as the National Museum in Sana’a, and preparing the catalogue of the museum collections for publication. Dr. al-Radi has excavated in Iraq, Egypt, Kuwait, Cyprus, Syria, and Yemen, and has published in Arabic and English. She was a member of the 1986 and 1995 Award Technical Reviews, and of the 1989, 1992, and 1998 Steering Committees.
Professor Charles Correa is an Indian architect, planner, activist, and theoretician who studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Michigan. He has taught and lectured at many universities, both in India and abroad, including MIT, Harvard University, the University of London, and Cambridge University, where he was Nehru Professor. Mr. Correa is known for the wide range of his architectural work in India and on urbanisation and low-cost shelter in the Third World, which he articulated in his 1985 publication, The New Landscape. His architectural designs have been internationally acclaimed and he has received many awards including the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal in 1984, the Indian Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 1987, the International Union of Architects Gold Medal in 1990, and the Praemium Imperiale for Architecture from the Japan Art Association in 1994. Professor Correa was a member of the 1980, 1983, and 1986 Award Steering Committees, and of the 1989 Award Master Jury; he was presented an Aga Khan Award for Architecture during the 1998 cycle as the architect of Vidhan Bhavan in Bhopal, India.
Professor Kenneth Frampton, British architect and architectural historian, is Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and currently a visiting professor at the Academia di Architettura in Menrision, Switzerland. He was trained as an architect at the Architectural Association in London, and has worked as both an architect and architectural historian. Professor Frampton was a fellow of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, New York, from 1972 - 1982, and a Senior Tutor at the Royal College of Arts, London, from 1974 - 1977. He is the author of numerous influential publications, including Modern Architecture: A Critical History (1980, 1985), Modern Architecture and the Critical Present (1983), Modern Architecture: 1851 to 1945 (1981), and Studies in Tectonic Culture (1996).
Mr. Frank O. Gehry, Canadian architect, is the principal in charge of Frank O. Gehry and Associates, Incorporated, which he established in 1962. Mr. Gehry received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California and studied city planning at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His architectural career spans three decades and has produced public and private buildings in America, Japan and, most recently, Europe. The work of Mr. Gehry has been featured in major professional publications and national and international trade journals. In 1986, an exhibition entitled The Architecture of Frank O. Gehry travelled throughout North America from Minneapolis to Atlanta, Houston, Toronto and Los Angeles, ending at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 1989, Mr Gehry was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize and was named a Trustee of the American Academy in Rome. In 1992, he received the Wolf Prize in Art and the Japan Art Association's Praemium Imperiale Award in Architecture. Mr. Gehry received the first Lillian Gish Award in 1994, and was presented the National Medal of Arts in 1998; he was awarded the American Institute of Architecture’s Gold Medal in 1999. Mr. Gehry served as a member of the 1992 Award Master Jury and the 1995 Steering Committee.
Ms. Zaha Hadid is a London-based architectural designer whose work encompasses all fields of design, ranging from the urban scale through to products, interiors, and furniture. Zaha Hadid studied architecture at the Architectural Association (AA), London, from 1972, and was awarded the Diploma Prize in 1977. She then became a member of 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 a winning entry for The Peak, Hong Kong. This success 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, and the IBA housing scheme in Berlin was completed in the same year. Zaha Hadid’s paintings and drawings have always been an important testing field, and this work is widely published and shown internationally; major exhibitions have included 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 Grand Central Station in New York (1995). 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; Hadid’s office is also joint winner of the Thames Water Habitable Bridge competition. Ongoing projects include a housing scheme in Vienna, and projects in London. In 1999, the “LF One”, a pavilion for the Landesgartenschau 1999 opened in Weil am Rhein. Ms. Hadid won the international competitions for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cincinnati during 1998, and for the Centre of Contemporary Art in Rome during 1999, and both these projects have now been commissioned. Ms. Hadid’s work was featured in the Master’s Section of the 1996 Venice Biennale. Zaha Hadid has been awarded the Sullivan Chair for 1997 at the University of Chicago School of Architecture, and a guest professorship at the Hochschule for Bildende Kunste in Hamburg. Ms Hadid was a member of the 1998 Award Master Jury.
Mr. Luis Monreal, Spanish historian and archaeologist, is currently director general of the Caixa Foundation in Barcelona. From 1985 to 1990, he was the director of the Getty Conservation Institute, and oversaw conservation of such projects as the Tomb of Nefertari in Upper Egypt, the Sphinx in Giza, and Buddhist Temples in Mogao (Datong, China), as well as other major projects in Cyprus, Jordan, Cambodia, and Spain. Mr. Monreal was the secretary general of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) from 1974 to 1985, and responsible for the establishment or conservation of nine museums throughout the world. He has also served as the curator of the Marés Museum in Barcelona, and was a professor of the history of art and museology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Mr. Monreal has participated in numerous archaeological expeditions, to the High Atlas Mountains (Morocco), Nubia, Abkanarti (Sudan), and Masmas (Egypt). He is the author of several books on art and archaeology. Mr. Monreal was a member of the 1995 Award Master Jury and the 1998 Award Steering Committee.
Professor Azim Nanji, specialist in the comparative study of religions, was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and attended schools in Kenya, Tanzania, and Makerere University in Uganda, receiving his masters and doctorate degrees in Islamic Studies from McGill University. He has taught at both Canadian and American universities and was the Margaret Gest Professor for the Cross-Cultural Study of Religion at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. Until 1998, he was professor and chair of the Department of Religion at the University of Florida at Gainesville. Professor Nanji has served as co-Chair of the Islam Section at the American Academy of Religion, and as a member of the Council on Foundations Committee on Religion and Philanthropy. In 1998, Professor Nanji was appointed Director of the Institute of Ismaïli Studies in London. He served as a member of the Master Jury of the 1992 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and edited a monograph on the Award entitled Building for Tomorrow, published by Academy Editions. Professor Nanji was also a member of the 1998 Award Steering Committee.
Mr. Ali Shuaibi, Saudi Arabian architect and planner, is the co-founder of Beeah Planners, Architects and Engineers, based in Riyadh, with projects in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Pakistan and Djibouti. Mr. Shuaibi teaches design at King Saud University, and is co-editor of the Urban Heritage Encyclopaedia. Several of his projects have received national and international awards, including the al-Kindi Plaza at Hayy Assafarat, the diplomatic quarter in Riyadh, which received an Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1989 and the Architectural Project Award of the Organisation of Arab Towns in 1990. With his office, Beeah, he is currently at work on the National Museum in Riyadh, the Institute of Public Administration in Jeddah, and the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tunis. Mr. Shuaibi was a member of the 1992 Award Master Jury, and of the 1995 and 1998 Award Steering Committees.
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