Lecture by Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto / Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 7:00 - 9:00pm
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CURRENT WORK: Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto, Resier + Umemoto RUR Architecture
"Projection and Reception"
Introduced and Moderated by Anthony Vidler, Dean
Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto, principals of Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture, will present their firm’s recent and current work. Founded in 1986, Reiser + Umemoto’s New York City-based practice has an international collection of projects, yet considers each as the continuation of an ongoing inquiry, delving into relationships between architecture, territory, and systems of distribution.
Recent projects include O-14, a 22-story exoskeletal office tower in Dubai, and residences in Jerusalem, New York, and New Jersey. The firm’s current work includes projects commissioned through two recently won international competitions: the Taipei Pop Music Center and the Kaohsiung Port Terminal, both scheduled to begin construction in 2012.
Their O-14 Building has received numerous honors, including the Concrete Industry Board’s 2009 Award of Merit and the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 2009 Diamond Award. A monograph of the project, O-14: Projection and Reception, is currently in production by AA Publications. Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto were awarded the Chrysler Award for Excellence in Design in 1999 and received the Academy Award in Architecture by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2000. In 2008 they were awarded the Presidential Citation from The Cooper Union for outstanding practical and theoretical contributions to the field of Architecture, and in April 2011, they were honored with the John Hejduk Award, also from The Cooper Union.
Both partners have taught at a number of academic institutions. Reiser is currently an Associate Professor of Architecture and director of graduate studies for the M.Arch program at Princeton University’s School of Architecture.
Co-sponsored by the Architecture League of New York
Admission is free for League members and The Cooper Union students/faculty/staff, and $15 for non-members.
Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues