Born in 1966 in Tokyo. Graduated at Yokohama National University with Master’s Degree in 1990, after graduation he Joined Kazuyo Sejima & Associates. In 1995 established SANAA with Kazuyo Sejima. In 1997 established Office of Ryue Nishizawa. He was awarded with the Pritzker prize in 2010 together with Kazuyo Sejima. Professor at Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture Y-GSA.