Kazuyo Sejima

Born Oct 29, 1956

Kazuyo Sejima is a Japanese architect. She is known for designs with clean modernist elements such as shiny surfaces, squares and cubes. Along with and Ryue Nishizawa, she has worked on several projects in Germany, Switzerland, France, England, the Netherlands, 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 involve 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.
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