Iraqi-British deconstructivist architect.
1950 – Born on the 31st of October in Baghdad, Iraq.
Received a degree in mathematics from the American University of Beirut.
Studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.
1977 – Worked with former teacher, Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.
1980 – She established her own London-based practice.
1983 – Designed The Peak Club in Hong Kong (1983) and the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales (1994).
2002 – Won the international design competition to design Singapore’s one-north masterplan.
2003 – Designed Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati.
2004 – Became the first female recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
2005 – Her design won the competition for the new city casino of Basel, Switzerland.
Awarded a CBE for services to architecture.
She is a member of the editorial board of the Encyclopædia Britannica.
2006 – Honoured with a retrospective spanning her entire work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.