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Lise Anne Couture
|Born||1959 (age 60–61)|
|Other names||Liseanne Couture|
|Alma mater||Carleton University, |
Lise Anne Couture was born 1959 in Montreal, Canada. Couture attended Carleton University and received a bachelor's degree in architecture in 1983. It was at Carleton University she met her future husband and business partner, Hani Rashid. She went on and received a Master's of Architecture degree in 1986 from Yale University.
She is co-founder of the New York-based architecture firm Asymptote Architecture, in partnership with Hani Rashid. The architecture firm was founded in 1989.
Couture's work as principal of Asymptote includes among others:
She has held numerous academic appointments including the Bishop Chair and Saarinen Chair at Yale University, the Muschenheim Fellowship at the University of Michigan, the Kenzo Tange Chair for architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design and distinguished visiting professorships at Princeton University, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), the University of Virginia, l'Université de Montréal, the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, Parsons School of Design and MIT. For over ten years she has been on the faculty of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
In 2009 Lise Anne Couture held the Davenport Chair at Yale University as a Visiting Professor, and is currently the Baird Visiting Professor at Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art & Planning as well as a Visiting Professor at Sci-Arc.
Lise Anne Couture has been a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellow. She is a New York State Registered Architect and a member of the AIA. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Architectural League of New York, the Advisory Board of the Builder's Association and serves on the federal government's GSA Design Excellence Peer Review Board.
In 2004, Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture were presented with the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts in recognition of exceptional contributions to the progress and merging of the disciplines and fields of art and architecture.