Ryue Nishizawa is a Tokyo-based architect and the director of Office of Ryue Nishizawa, established in 1997, as well as the co-founder of SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates), established in 1995 with the architect Kazuyo Sejima. In 2010, Ryue became the youngest ever recipient of the Pritzker Prize, awarded to a living architect whose work has significantly contributed to humanity. SANAA won the Golden Lion in 2004 for the most significant work in the Ninth International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
SANAA’s work includes the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City and the Louvre Lens, an outpost of the Musée du Louvre, in Lens, northern France. Nishizawa’s significant projects include the five-storey Garden and House in a commercial district of Tokyo and the Hiroshi Senjyu Museum in Nagano, Japan. Amongst current projects is the expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.