Hisham N. Ashkouri

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Birthday
15, 1948
Birthplace
Iraq
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1948 (age 68)
Birthplace
Iraq

About

Urban planner and principal architect of the Baghdad Renaissance Plan, the Afghan National Museum, the Tahrir Square Development, the Sindbad Hotel Complex and Conference Center, and the City of Light Development; he was key to the reconstruction of Kabul.

Before Fame

He graduated first in his undergraduate class from the University of Baghdad in 1970. He received his Master's from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with Louis I. Kahn in 1973. His Urban Design studies were carried out at Harvard University and M.I.T. His Doctoral work in Ergonomics was completed in 1983 at Tufts University.

Trivia

He was responsible for the restoration and renovation work on many municipal buildings in New England.

Family Life

He split his time between Boston and New York.

Associated With

He was born in Baghdad, the country where in 1979 Saddam Hussein came to power.