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Maha Kutay & Woody Yao

London, Uk

As trained architects, Woody Yao and Maha Kutay joined Hadid’s practice in 1993 and 1995 respectively; Yao joined directly after graduation from the Architectural Association (AA) - School of Architecture, and Kutay from an MA in Architecture from Columbia University.
Throughout their career’s they have worked closely with Hadid on a number of key architectural projects of which the ROCA Gallery London is among them. As project architects, they led their team in design execution and delivery. In 2006 Hadid founded the studio Zaha Hadid Design (ZHD), which includes a portfolio of pioneering designs for lighting, furniture and finishes, and commissions from a wide range of design disciplines such as fashion, jewellery, interiors, exhibition, and set-design. In 2013, Hadid appointed Yao and Kutay as co-Directors of ZHD.