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Jesse Reiser / Reiser + Umemoto

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
February 10, 2010 - 5:30pm

Jesse Reiser received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Cooper Union in New York and completed his Master of Architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He was a fellow of the American Academy in Rome in 1985. Jesse Reiser is currently an Associate Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.  Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto have practiced in New York City as Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture P.C. since 1986. Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture P.C. an internationally recognized architectural firm that has built projects at a wide range of scales: from furniture design, to residential and commercial structures, up to the scale of landscape design and infrastructure. The office is an innovative laboratory in which significant social, cultural and structural ideas are synthesized into a tangible, dynamic architecture. Their growing international recognition has enabled them to pursue this research as an inherent principal in their design work. Jesse is the 2009-2010 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture.