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Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima founded the Tokyo architecture studio SANAA in 1995. Their groundbreaking work includes the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Serpentine Pavilion in London, the Christian Dior Building in Tokyo, the Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion. They won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2010 and the Berlin Academy of Arts Kunstpreis in 2007. Nishizawa holds a professorship at Yokohama National University and has maintained his own independent design office since 1997.
Presented by the Architecture Program, the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, and the SFMOMA A+D Forum. Cosponsored by the President's Diversity Steering Group
The 2011-12 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; InterContinental San Francisco; Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc.; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4; McCall Design Group; Perkins + Will; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; SmithGroup; WRNS Studio; WSP Flack + Kurtz; ARCH Art and Drafting Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; FME Architecture and Design; Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Long & Levit LLP; SRG Partnership; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Auerbach Pollock Friedlander | Auerbach Glasow French; BAR Architects; Dome Construction Corporation; Donald MacDonald Architects; J.H. Fitzmaurice Construction; ProPM, Inc.; TANNERHECHT Architecture; and Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects.
Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy and Bill Timken. General support for the Wattis Institute provided by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe, and the CCA Curator's Forum.
Generous support for the CCA Graduate Studies Lecture Series has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.