Born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1966.
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.