Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto have practiced in New York City as Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture P.C. since 1986. Jesse Reiser is currently an Associate Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.
The practice is an internationally recognized architectural firm that has built projects at a wide range of scales: from furniture design, to residential and commercial structures, up to the scale of landscape design and infrastructure.
Jesse Reiser received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Cooper Union in New York and completed his Masters of Architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He was a fellow of the American Academy in Rome in 1985. Architect and landscape architect Nanako Umemoto graduated from Cooper Union following studies at the School of Urban Design at the Osaka University of Art. In addition to teaching at Columbia University, Reiser and Umemoto have taught and lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Their work has been exhibited widely, participating in shows in Oslo, Bregenz, Paris, Tokyo, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Kyoto and New York.