Hisham Munir, founder and owner of Hisham Munir and Associates, is a prolific Iraqi architect. His firm won first prize in 14 of the 18 design competitions they entered, more than any other firm in Iraq. His projects include buildings for education, health, administrative, governmental, banking, hospitality, tourism, housing, and agriculture, among others.
In 1957 his firm partnered with The Architects Collaborative (TAC) to build parts of the massive campus of University City in Baghdad. The project was the first of many collaborations between Munir and Associates and TAC. Munir has also collaborated with British, Brazilian, Canadian,
Dutch, Italian and Swiss firms. Some of Munir's best known work includes the University of Mosul (1956), the Agricultural Complex (1975), the Iraqi Reinsurance Company in Baghdad (1976), and Sheraton Hotels in Baghdad and Basra (1981), and the Al-Sabah Complex in Kuwait (1976).
A respected academic, Hisham Munir received a B. Arch from the University of Texas at Austin and his
M.Arch. from University of Southern California in Los
Angeles. He has published numerous articles in Iraqi and international publications, and was one of the founders of the School of Architecture in the University of Baghdad, where he also taught and served as Dean.
.هشام منير يستلم جائزة تميّز للانجاز مدى الحياة لسنة 2017
Hisham Munir, one of Iraq's most prolific architects and a founder of the Baghdad School of Architecture,is the recipient of the 2017 of the 2017 Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award. In December 2017, Wendy Pullan, Director of the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research at Cambridge University, and Barbara Howell, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing at Coventry University, presented Munir with the award at a ceremony in Amman, Jordan.
This 16 minute video includes the presentation of the award, followed by an acceptance speech by Hisham Munir.