Jesse Reiser &
Nanako Umemoto

Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto
New York, NY
2012 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Suzanne Deal Booth.

Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto started their internationally recognized firm, Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture, in New York in 1986. Reiser and Umemoto work at various scales from furniture design to residential and commercial buildings to landscape design and infrastructure. They established their firm as “an innovative laboratory in which significant social, cultural and structural ideas are synthesized into a tangible, dynamic architecture.” Reiser is a Professor of Architecture at Princeton University, and Umemoto has taught at various schools in the U.S. and Asia, including Harvard, Hong Kong, and Columbia Universities, as well as The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Portrait photo courtesy the artists.
  • Artwork by Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto
    O-14, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2011; photo credit Khalid Al Najjar
Artwork by Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto