Yama Karim is a Partner from Studio Libeskind. Before joining the staff in 2003 in New York, Yama Karim had already collaborated with Daniel Libeskind for several years in the late 1990’s in Berlin. He is currently managing the master plan and redevelopment of the former fairgrounds in Milan, Italy; the Downtown Tower in Vilnius, and several high-rise and cultural projects throughout the Middle East.
Mr. Karim has taught full-time at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and as a visiting professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in Architecture in 1995 and from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design in 1991. Yama speaks English and Farsi.
About Studio Libeskind
Studio Libeskind creates architecture that is resonant, practical and sustainable. We are renowned for our ability to create landmark structures using both innovative and traditional building solutions. Working on a global scale, we are experienced in a range of building types from large-scale master plans and cultural buildings to soaring towers.
Great architecture is more than the sum of its parts: It is a language that communicates a story and invigorates the context and community for which it is built.
We are committed to design excellence and pushing the boundaries while evolving to best meet the needs of our clients. Studio Libeskind approaches every project individually with the goal of communicating our client’s story through the power of design.
Our team is composed of thought-leaders, innovators, and experts in the field. We speak widely on architecture, design and urban planning. Our network of professionals spans the globe, as we actively build on all continents.
Daniel and his partner Nina Libeskind established Studio Daniel Libeskind in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Daniel Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. The studio office headquarters remain in New York.