Raha Talebi (°1982)
Raha studied architecture at The Cooper Union for Art and Architecture from 2000-2005. From 2005 to 2007 she attended the Harvard Graduate School of Design, graduating MArch II. In 2007, subsequent to her studies, Raha began her collaboration with Foreign Office Architects (London, UK), where she focused on the design of MOCA: Museum for Contemporary Art in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 2009 Raha joined the architecture office of Herzog & de Meuron (Basel, CH) and became a Senior Architect in 2014. During her time at the office Raha was the Project Manager for international projects with a focus on cultural and commercial programs. These projects included the M+ Museum and Offices (Hong Kong) which is currently under construction, as well as a privately funded Arts Facility (New York City).
Before joining the M+ Museum project Raha collaborated on a number of seminal projects, including a competition winning entry for the Flinders Street Station (Melbourne) as well as The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Moscow), currently under construction.
Paul Vantieghem (°1975)
Paul attended the Sint-Lucas School of Architecture in Ghent, graduating in 1998. Between 1998 and 2002 he studied architectural theory at the Katholic University Leuven. In 1999 he began working with Stéphane Beel Architects and Beel & Achtergael Architects (Ghent, BE), realizing several projects during his six years there, including the Courthouse in Gent (Belgium).
Paul joined the architects practice of Herzog & de Meuron (Basel, CH) in 2007, becoming an Associate in 2013. He worked, amongst other projects, on the Tate Modern Extension in London (UK), the winning competition for the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar (France) and the Roche Bau 1 tower before joining the Bordeaux Stadium competition team in 2010. Since 2012, Paul was the Project Manager for the Bordeaux Stadium, leading both design development and technical construction aspects. The project was realized in May 2015.
In addition to those collaborations, Paul has also planned and built his independent projects since 2002.