Farshid Moussavi has been elected into the Royal Academy of Arts, joining Eva Jiricna, Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Nicholas Grimshaw, and 11 other architects as a Royal Academician in the program's architecture category. The Iranian-born architect best known for her work on the Yokohama International Cruise Terminal in Japan, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, the flagship store for Victoria Beckham in London, and her installation at the 2012 Architecture Biennale in Venice.
"I’m particularly pleased to welcome Farshid because the Royal Academy architects currently comprise a more distinguished group than at any time in its long history," commented Christopher Le Brun, president of the Royal Academy.
Moussavi was co-founder of the London-based Foreign Office Architects (FOA) before establishing her own practice - Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA) - in 2011. The RA has lauded her practice's ability to "integrate architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture in a wide range of projects internationally."