Raya Ani FAIA SMArchS ‘94, founder of RAW-NYC, was recently named to Forbes 50 over 50: EMEA 2022.
From the Forbes article:
Ani's work is partially inspired by her mother, who'd dreamed of being an architect but instead became an art teacher. Ani completed her undergraduate degree at Baghdad University and her graduate degree at MIT; in the decades since, her work has taken her from the UNESCO World Heritage marsh site in southern Iraq to the Aspire sports complex in Qatar. For years Ani was named one of the top architects in the Middle East, and she was the designer responsible for the Iraq Pavilion for the 2020 Dubai Expo.