Lise Anne Couture

Asymptote Architectures

11-45 46th Avenue LIC
11101 New York
United States

T: 212 343 7333


Lise Anne Couture (born 1959 in Montreal, Canada) is a cofounder of Asymptote Architecture in partnership with Hani Rashid. The firm was founded in 1987 and is a New York-based architecture and urban planning practice. Lise Anne Couture received her Master of Architecture degree in 1986 from Yale University. 

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 Designand 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.