Early life and education
Mojgan Hariri is a Co-Founder and Principal Executive Director of Hariri & Hariri Architecture.
She received her Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Cornell University in 1981. Mojgan continued her higher education studying Urban Design under the legendary Colin Rowe at Cornell University and received her Master of Architecture- in Urban Design degree in 1983. While in Graduate School she was a recipient of Alexander Eschweiler Prize in 1981, for high Scholastic Achievement.
After working at the notable architectural firm of James Stewart Polshek & Partners best known as the architects of the President Clinton Library, before forming her own practice in 1986 in New York City.
Mojgan Hariri is a Licensed Architect and a Member of the AIA.
Career in Architecture
Established in 1986 by Iranian-born Cornell-educated sisters Gisue Hariri and Mojgan Hariri, this New York-based firm is one of the most progressive American firms of their generation. For nearly 25 years, they have imbued conceptual, residential, commercial and institutional projects with their own unique brand of sensual modernism. In 2010 the firm was included in the prestigious Architectural Digest ‘AD100,’ and selected for inclusion in the Guggenheim’s ‘Contemplating the Void’ exhibition, a celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark museum’s 50th Anniversary. They have been honored with numerous awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award for Architecture and inducted into Interior Design Magazine’s ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2006. The firm’s designs have also been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications worldwide including the ‘Unprivate House’ exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The US National Building Museum. The firm’s celebrated recent projects include the US $80-million Sternbrauerei Salzburg (a world-class residential development in Salzburg, Austria), a 50,000-square-foot loft building in the heart of the Dallas Arts District and the US $250,000 ‘Rock Crystal’ chandelier for Swarovski. Their new Monograph ‘Hariri & Hariri – Architecture: Buildings & Projects’ (Images Publishing) documents the highly creative and evocative twenty-five year career of internationally acclaimed sister team, Hariri & Hariri – Architecture. This superbly designed book presents the firm’s visionary achievements, many of them previously unpublished, in the areas of urban, residential, commercial, cultural, hospitality and product design as well as art and design objects. It also includes their much publicized projects such as The Sagaponac House and Studio, the first completed in the now era-defining ‘Houses at Sagaponac’ in Long Island, New York, as well as their Wilton Pool House winner of an Interior Design Magazine “Best of Year Award,” and HGTV’s ‘Top Ten’ #1 landmark pool house.
Major Buildings and Projects
- $80-million Sternbrauerei Salzburg (a world-class residential development in Salzburg, Austria)- COMPLETED 2014
- Houses at Sagaponac in Long Island, New York- COMPLETED 2004
- Canadian Coptic Village 2003- COMPETITION FINALIST
Press and Awards
- New York Spaces- Top 50 2015
- Architectural Digest- AD 100 2012
- Interior Design- Best of the Year Award 2008
- Women in Design Award 2006
- The American Academy of Arts and Letters- Academy Awards in Architecture 2005
- 40 Under 40 Award- 1996
- The Architectural League of New York- Emerging Voice Award 1995
- AIA Member
- Architectural League of New York