The GSD celebrates the life and contributions of Zaha Hadid. Hadid first taught at the GSD in 1986 as a Design Critic in Architecture, and then again in 1994 as Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor of Architecture. She last spoke at the School in 2013.

Zaha Hadid will be remembered for her creativity, her persistence, and her loyalty as a friend. She worked against the odds, promoting innovative ideas that were, at times, hard for people to embrace. But she persevered and in the end was extraordinarily successful in producing a body of work—buildings of amazing quality—that will be not only a testament to her legacy as an architect but also a significant contribution to architecture.

~Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design

Zaha Hadid