Kazuyo Sejima

Kazuyo Sejima (妹島 和世, Sejima Kazuyo, born 29 October 1956) is a Japanese architect. She is known for designs with clean modernist elements such as shiny surfaces, squares, and cubes. Along with Ryue Nishizawa, she has worked on several projects in Germany, Switzerland, France, England, the Netherlands, the United States, and Spain. Many of their designs like the Rolex Learning Center at EPFL the New Museum in the Bowery District in New York City as well as the Glass Pavilion for the Toledo Museum of Art involves large windows and public open space to interact with the world around the architecture. In 2010, Sejima was the second woman to receive the Pritzker Prize, which was awarded jointly with Nishizawa.[1]

Kazuyo Sejima
Sejima in September 2014
Born (1956-10-29) 29 October 1956 (age 65)
NationalityJapanese
OccupationArchitect
AwardsKajima Prize 1988
Yosioka Prize 1989
Special Prize for Residential Architecture 1989
SD Prize 1990
Commercial Space Design Award, Second Prize 1992
Young Architect of the Year 1992
Commercial Space Design Award 1994
Kenneth F. Brown Pacific Culture and Architecture Design Award 1995
Schelling Architekturpreis 2000
Rolf Schock Prize 2005
Pritzker Prize 2010
PracticeKazuyo Sejima and Associates (1987–1995)
SANAA (since 1995)

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