Farshid Moussavi OBE RA
professor in practice of architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; architect; principle, Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA)

Farshid Moussavi OBE RA is an architect, principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA) and professor in practice of architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

She was previously co-founder of the London-based Foreign Office Architects (FOA), recognised as one of the world’s most creative design firms, integrating architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture in a wide range of projects internationally. Educated at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, University College London and Dundee University, Moussavi has taught and served as external examiner in academic institutions worldwide. She has also been a trustee of the London Architecture Foundation between 2009 and 2018 and continues to be a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery since 2009, the Norman Foster Foundation, and, New Architecture Writers (NAW) in London.

She has published The Function of Ornament in 2006, The Function of Form in 2009, and her third book titled The Function of Style in 2015, based on her research and teaching at Harvard.