Zaha Hadid has been awarded the title Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to architecture in the Queen`s birthday honours announced this weekend.
Dame Zaha Hadid said: “It is a tremendous honour for me to receive this award. I would like to thank all my colleagues and clients for their hard work and support. I am delighted that architecture has been recognised in this way. My father went to the London School of Economics in the 1930s, and everything he learned at the time is why I have always leaned towards the UK.”
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) projects in the UK include Maggie`s Cancer Caring Centre in Kirkcaldy (2006), Evelyn Grace Academy in London (2010), Riverside Museum in Glasgow (2011) and London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games. The MAXXI: Italian National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects` highest accolade – the Stirling Prize – in 2010. ZHA`s Evelyn Grace Academy won the Stirling Prize in 2011.