based in nyc, this sister team is inspiring not only for their incredible arhcitecture and design acumen, but also for how they've broken the mold of their ethnic and gender roots. iranian born and raised, both hariri's graduated from cornell with degrees in architecture, and they have since become two of the most accomplished women in american design. hariri and hariri's work has been internationally published and awarded ~ it's characterized by a careful combination of linear geometry and gentle curves and arcs with an emphasis on natural materials. the hariri's have a well-honed ability to combine modernist rigor with what new yorker architecture critic paul goldberger described as an "understanding of the patterns of everyday life." i think it's only a matter of time before hariri and hariri becomes a household name.