Ali Rahim, M.Arch., is associate professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and director of Contemporary Architecture Practice (CAP) in New York. He holds a master of architecture with design honors from Columbia University and a BS in architecture from the University of Michigan. His projects have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and Artists Space, both in New York and at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in London. He has also published various books, including Elegance, 2007, co edited with Hina Jamelle; Catalytic Formations: Architecture and Digital Design, 2006; Contemporary Techniques in Architecture, 2002 and Contemporary Processes in Architecture, 2000. Rahim is visiting professor at Harvard University and holds the Louis I Kahn Chair from the Yale University.