Sejima, Kazuyo

Kazuyo Sejima

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Kazuyo Sejima was born in Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, in 1956. She, along with her partner Ryue Nishizawa, founded SANAA. She holds an office for small local projects on the side.

She holds a Jean Labatut Professorship at Princeton University, where she has served on the advisory council for several years.

1998- Selected for New Campus Center for Illinois Institute of Technology Competition among final 5 architects, Chicago,Illinois, USA

Major Buildings and Projects

  • Gifu Kitagata Apartments in Gifu Prefecture
  • S-House in Okayama;
  • N-Museum in Wakayama;
  • M-House in Tokyo;
  • K-Building and the Koga Park Café in Ibaraki;
  • O-Museum in Nagano;
  • Issey Miyake by Naoki Takizawa Tokyo
  • Christian Dior Building Omotesandō, both in Tokyo
  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
  • Onishi Civic Center in Onishi
  • Stadstheater ‘De Kunstlinie’ in Almere, the Netherlands;
  • Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion in Toledo, Ohio;
  • Extension of the Institute Valencia d’Art Modern in Valencia, Spain;
  • The Zollverein School of Management and Design in Essen, Germany;
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (to be completed in 2007)
  • A satellite of the Louvre in Lens, France.

Press and Awards

“Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa 1995-2000.” El Croquis, no 99,2000