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Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, Tokyo

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
October 19, 2016 - 5:30pm

Ryue Nishizawa will lecture at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium. Nishizawa is a Japanese architect based in Tokyo and is the Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School for the Fall 2016 semester. Nishizawa is a graduate of Yokohama National University, and directs Office of Ryue Nishizawa, which he established in 1997. In 1995, Nishizawa co-founded the firm SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates) with the architect Kazuyo Sejima. In 2010, he became the youngest recipient ever of the Pritzker Prize, together with Sejima.

Nishizawa has been awarded the Arnold Brunner Memorial Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2002), the design prize from the Architectural Institute of Japan (1998, 2006), the Rolf Shock Prize in Visual Arts (2005) and the Kunstpreis Berlin of 2007 from the Berlin Academy of Arts. He has present his work around the world as a visiting lecturer and professor and in numerous exhibitions. In 2004, SANAA was awarded the Golden Lion for Most Significant Work at the 9th International Architecture Exhibition.

Nishizawa was previously an assistant professor of architecture at Yokohama National University and, since 2010, has been a professor of architecture at the Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture.

His many works include 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; Teshima Art Museum, Japan; Garden and House, Tokyo, Japan; Moriyama House, Tokyo, Japan; Weekend House, north of Tokyo, Japan.