Lise Anne Couture, AIA


Lise Anne Couture, AIA, is a principal of Asymptote Architecture, the highly acclaimed New York City-based practice that she co-founded with Hani Rashid. Through its award winning design for buildings, interiors, installations and masterplans, Asymptote has gained an international reputation for design excellence and being at the forefront technological innovation. Current and recent projects include a commission for the new Hermitage Museum of Contemporary Art, residential towers in the cities of Moscow and Miami, an ING Bank Headquarters in Ghent, Belgium and the ARC, a multi-media exhibition building in Daegu, South Korea.

Lise Anne Couture has held several prestigious academic positions including visiting professorships at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Cornell, and SCI-Arc. She is currently Professor in Practice at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

The work of Asymptote is included in several important museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Netherlands Institute of Architecture (NAI), the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Frac Centre in Orléans, France and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The practice’s work has been the subject of three monographs and is widely published internationally in professional journals as well as the general press.

Lise Anne Couture and her partner Hani Rashid have been awarded the prestigious Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts in recognition of exceptional contributions to the merging of art and architecture. They were named by TIME magazine as Leaders in Innovation for the 21st Century.