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Hanif Kara
AKTII

Zayed National Museum

About The Designer

Hanif Kara is a practising Structural Engineer and Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard. His work is recognised as being linked with the research and education areas of design. He co-tutored a Diploma Unit at the Architecture Association, London from 2000 to 2004 and was Visiting Professor of Architectural Technology at KTH Stockholm from 2007 to 2012.

As Design Director and co-founder of AKTII (est 1996), his particular ‘design-led’ approach and interest in innovative form, material uses, and complex analysis methods have allowed him to work on numerous award-winning, pioneering projects.