Lise Anne Couture
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Lise Anne Couture
Lise Anne Couture
Lise Anne Couture
Born1959 (age 60–61)
Other namesLiseanne Couture
Alma materCarleton University,
Yale University
Known forArchitecture
Hani Rashid

Lise Anne Couture (born 1959 in Montreal, Canada) is an architect and educator. She is co-founder of Asymptote Architecture, in partnership with Hani Rashid. She is based in Brooklyn, New York.[1]

Early life and education

Lise Anne Couture was born 1959 in Montreal, Canada.[2] Couture attended Carleton University and received a bachelor's degree in architecture in 1983.[3] It was at Carleton University she met her future husband and business partner, Hani Rashid.[3] She went on and received a Master's of Architecture degree in 1986 from Yale University.[4]

Architectural work

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.[5]

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.[11]


  • Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture: Asymptote. Architecture at the Interval, Rizzoli 1995, ISBN 0847818616
  • Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture: Asymptote: Flux, Phaidon Press 2002, ISBN 0714841722
  • Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture: Asymptote: Works and Projects, Skira 2002, ISBN 888491261X
  • Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture: Asymptote Architecture Actualizations, Asia Art & Design Cooperation 2010, ISBN 978-7-5609-5599-5


  1. ^ "Home Tour: A Waterfront Escape in Brooklyn". Departures. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Lise Anne Couture". MoMA. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "Where are they now?". Carleton Now. Carleton University. 2003-12-01. Archived from the original on 2016. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Yale exhibition highlights foundations of digital architecture". YaleNews. Yale University. 2014-11-24. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "The Yas Hotel by Asymptote". Dezeen. 2009-05-14. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (28 June 2007). "A Luxury Condo by Arty Architects From the Fringe". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008.
  7. ^ "166 Perry Street Residences". Front Inc. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "The Yas Hotel". Architectural Record. December 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-11-19. Retrieved 2013.
  9. ^ "Project Portfolio: HydraPier". Architectural Record. Retrieved 2008.
  10. ^ a b Helen., Searing (1998). Equal partners : men and women principals in contemporary architectural practice. Smith College. Museum of Art., Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art., Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Northampton, Mass.: Smith College Museum of Art. ISBN 0873910508. OCLC 39903039.
  11. ^ "Kiesler Prize 2004". Kiesler. 2018-02-04. Retrieved .

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