Kazuyo Sejima

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Kazuyo Sejima
Born 1956 (age 54–55)
Ibaraki prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Awards Schelling Architekturpreis 2000
Rolf Schock Prize 2005
Pritzker Prize 2010

Kazuyo Sejima (妹島 和世 Sejima Kazuyo?, born 1956, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese architect. After studying at Japan Women's University and working in the office of Toyo Ito, in 1987 she founded Kazuyo Sejima and Associates. In 1995 she founded the Tokyo-based firm SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates) together with her former employee Ryue Nishizawa. Sejima has been appointed Director of the Architecture Sector for the Venice Biennale, for which she will curate the 12th Annual International Architecture Exhibition, to be held in 2010. She is the first woman ever selected for this position. In 2010 she was awarded the Pritzker Prize, together with Ryue Nishizawa.[1]


[edit] Projects by Kazuyo Sejima and Associates

Police Office in Chofu Station (1993–94)
Onishi Civic Center (2003–05)

[edit] Professorship

Sejima teaches as a Visiting Professor, both at Tama Art University and Keio University in Tokyo. Together with Nishizawa, from 2005 to 2008, she held the Jean Labatut Professorship at the School of Architecture at Princeton University, in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States, where she has also served on the advisory council for several years.[citation needed]

[edit] References

  1. ^ Pritzker Prize 2010 Media Kit, retrieved 29 March 2010

[edit] External links

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