Woody Yao Associate Director ZHA - Director ZHD AA Dipl
Since joining us in 1994, Woody has successfully managed and designed a number of key projects, and has curated major exhibitions including Zaha Hadid Retrospective at MAK (Vienna), Guggenheim Museum (New York), Design Museum (London) and the State Hermitage Museum (St Petersburg). Woody also has considerable experience in interiors and product design and he is Director, along with Maha Kutay, of Zaha Hadid Design. As a senior member, he continues to direct his team from competition to construction.
Woody studied in Hong Kong and Merchiston Castle, Edinburgh, before graduating from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, in London. During his time at the AA, Woody completed a number of private commissions, and contributed to large-scale projects with YRM London.