Hani Rashid founded Asymptote in Milan in 1989. As the partner in charge of design at Asymptote he works directly with clients to gain a firsthand understanding of a project’s design intentions and opportunities and to acquire in-depth knowledge of the project from the client’s perspective, including constraints such as functionality, budget, schedule and delivery method. Working closely with experienced senior architects at Asymptote, Hani Rashid leads a hand-picked design team to realize his creative vision for the project through an engaged and iterative process. Hani Rashid has over twenty years of experience leading design teams on various projects from concept to realization and has achieved a high level of international recognition for bringing design excellence to all of Asymptote’s projects. Alongside his professional work at Asymptote Hani Rashid has a distinguished academic career that includes visiting professorships at numerous universities such as the Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Since 1989 Hani Rashid has been an Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation where he co-developed the school’s Advanced Digital Design program. In 2007, Hani Rashid held the Kenzo Tange Chair for architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and served on the steering committee for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. He currently holds a teaching appointment at the Princeton University School of Architecture In 2000 Hani Rashid co-represented the United States at the 7th Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2004 he was awarded the Chair to the Cátedra Luis Barragán in Monterrey, Mexico, and in the same year he and Lise Anne Couture were awarded the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts. He received a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 1985.