Patrik Schumacher

He is the principal of Zaha Hadid Architects and has been leading the firm since Zaha Hadid’s passing in March 2016.

He joined Zaha Hadid in 1988 and his role was vital towards developing Zaha Hadid Architects to become a 400 strong global architecture and design brand. Patrik Schumacher studied philosophy, mathematics and architecture in Bonn, Stuttgart and London. He received his diploma in architecture in 1990. 

He has served as a partner since 2003 and has co-authored on all projects. In 2010, Patrik Schumacher won the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Stirling Prize for excellence in architecture together with Zaha Hadid, for MAXXI, the National Italian Museum for Art and Architecture of the 21st century in Rome. He is an academician of the Berlin Academy of Arts.

In 1996, he founded the Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association in London where he continues to teach. In 1999, he completed his PHD at the Institute for Cultural Science, Klagenfurt University.

Patrik Schumacher lectures all over the world and is currently a guest professor at Harvard’s GSD. Over the last 20 years he has contributed over 100 articles to architectural journals and anthologies.