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Asif Khan

Founder & Architect

Asif Khan


Founder & Architect


Asif Khan


United Kingdom


Asif Khan


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What makes Asif Khan a Global Shaker?

After graduating in 2004 as the best architecture student at The Bartlett School at University College London, Asif Khan was awarded the Donaldson Medal and received a full scholarship for further study at The Architectural Association.

The London-born architect’s eponymous practice, Asif Khan, encompasses new and unusual directions in the fields of architectural, industrial and furniture design.

“Our studio’s approach is to be curious about people’s relationship with materials, nature and, especially, technology,” he told Amara in 2012. “All of our projects have a core ambition, which is to move a project beyond where it began. We believe there is always more to be discovered; you just need to invest the time and effort.”

In 2010, Asif was the first architect to be chosen for the Designers in Residence programme at Design Museum London. In 2011, he was also awarded Designer of the Future in 2011 by Design Miami.

A Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Innovation followed for his design and delivery of the MegaFaces Pavilion at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics; he is the first architect in the world to receive this award. He was shortlisted from more than 1,700 applicants for the Guggenheim Helsinki Competition ‘Radiant Lines’ for the Light in Winter Festival 2014 in Melbourne. For the London 2012 Olympic Games, he designed and delivered Coca-Cola’s landmark pavilion in Olympic Park.

In 2018, he designed the distinctive Winter Olympics Hyundai Motor Pavilion as part of Hyundai Motor’s global mobility initiative.

Khan has given lectures throughout the world and has spoken at Harvard University, The Royal Academy, India Design Forum and Design Indaba in Cape Town.

Tags: architecture

Last updated: May 29, 2019