Gisue Hariri

Gisue Hariri is the Co-founder and Creative Principal Director of Hariri & Hariri-Architecture, a New Yorkbased multi-disciplinary architecture & design firm established in 1986 by Iranian-born Cornell-educated sisters Gisue Hariri and Mojgan Hariri. Today they are celebrated as two of the most accomplished women in American architecture & design and are described by Dwell Magazine as one of the most progressive and outof-the-box firms currently working in the United States. Their projects run the gamut from luxury residential developments and hotels to bathroom accessories to single-family houses to high-concept, high-tech experiments. For the Hariris, design is a holistic, boundary-less enterprise ranging from master-planning and architecture to interior design, furniture, lighting, product design and jewelry. Gisue Hariri has devoted time to teaching since 1987, to emphasize the importance of Academic and Philosophical discourse within the context of a professional practice. She has been an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, a Visiting Critic at Cornell University, Mc Gill and Parsons School of Design. Many prestigious institutions and publications, such as The Cooper Hewitt Museum, SOM Foundation and The AIA have sought her out to serve on their annual award jury panels. Gisue Hariri has been a speaker at the BLOUIN Creative Leadership Summit in NY and the Iranian-American Women’s Leadership Conference in LA & NY- 2013. She lectures on the work of Hariri & Hariri extensively at a variety of institutions and architectural schools, notably The Getty Center, Berkeley Art Museum, and Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, UCLA, SCI ARC, Cornell, LACMA, and Razi University in Iran. The Hariri’s have been honored with numerous awards including the ‘2015 American Architecture Award’ from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the 2005 “Academy Award for Architecture” from American Academy of Arts and Letters. They were inducted into the ʻDesign Hall of Fameʼ in 2006 by Interior Design Magazine & in 2010 were named as one of today’s greatest talents in Architecture & Design in AD-100 by the prestigious Architectural Digest. In 2014, Ms. Hariri was included on the DESIGN POWER-100 list by Surface Magazine. The firm's work with leading international corporations, developers, fashion labels, along with cultural, institutional and high profile private clients demonstrates the firm’s multi-faceted practice with an acclaimed Swarovski 'Crystal Palace Collection' chandelier, 'Kryptonite' couture jewelry collection; and the recent BEST OF YEAR 'Crystalline bath collection for AFNY. Through dedication to the research and construction of innovative ideas, the firm has been commissioned for a number of high profile projects, including the now iconic Sagaponac House, the first of numerous homes by internationally acclaimed architects gathered by Richard Meier and the late Coco Brown for the ‘Houses at Sagaponac development in Long Island, New York. Additional celebrated recent projects include the $80- million Sternbrauerei Salzburg (a world-class residential development in Salzburg, Austria) known as ‘The Jewels of Salzburg’, a mixed-use residential/retail project in Xi’an, China, an office/residential building in Dallas’ new Arts Center, and a residential development in Cape Cod. The firm is involved in numerous commercial and residential projects currently in development in the United States & the Middle East.