2011 John Q. Hejduk Award for Architecture
Jesse Reiser AR’81 and Nanako Umemoto AR’83 were recognized for their professional achievement in architecture through the New York City-based Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture P.C., which they formed in 1986. Recently, Reiser + Umemoto won international competitions to design the Kaohsiung Port Terminal and Taipei Pop Music Center. Scheduled to open in 2011, the firm’s O-14, a unique 22-story office tower in Dubai, received the Concrete Industry Board’s 2009 Award of Merit and the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 2009 Diamond Award. In 1999, the firm received the Chrysler Award for Excellence in Design, and in 2000 they were honored with the Academy Award in Architecture by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Jesse is an Associate Professor of Architecture and the Director of Graduate Studies at Princeton University. He earned a Masters of Architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and in 1985 was appointed a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Nanako is a Visiting Professor at Columbia University and Pratt Institute. In 2008, they received the President’s Citation from The Cooper Union.
At Cooper Union, Summer 2011, p. 21