Faculty portfolios

  • RUR Architecture, O-14 office tower, Dubai. Image: Imre Solt.
    RUR Architecture, O-14 office tower, Dubai. Image: Imre Solt.
  • RUR Architecture, O-14 office tower entrance podium, Dubai. Image: Torsten Seidel.
    RUR Architecture, O-14 office tower entrance podium, Dubai. Image: Torsten Seidel.
  • RUR Architecture, Kaohsiung Port Terminal, Taiwan, ROC.
    RUR Architecture, Kaohsiung Port Terminal, Taiwan, ROC.
  • RUR Architecture, Taipei Pop Music Center, Taiwan, ROC.
    RUR Architecture, Taipei Pop Music Center, Taiwan, ROC.
  • RUR Architecture, Taipei Pop Music Center lobby, Taiwan, ROC.
    RUR Architecture, Taipei Pop Music Center lobby, Taiwan, ROC.

Nanako Umemoto

Professor of Practice

Campus Box 1079
Biography 

Nanako Umemoto is a principal of RUR Architecture. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture from the Cooper Union in New York in 1983, following studies at the School of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at the Osaka University of Art. She has taught at various schools in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, EPFL in Lausanne Switzerland, Hong Kong University, Kyoto University, and the Cooper Union, and has lectured widely at various educational and cultural institutions throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Recently, she co-published a comprehensive monograph, Projects and Their Consequences, which traces thirty years of RUR's innovative multidisciplinary investigations of form, structure, technique, and planning.