Durante gli studi alla Technische Universität di Berlino fonda, nel 1998, l’associazione Schulbausteine für Gando, con l’obiettivo di combinare il sapere acquisito in Europa con le tecniche costruttive tradizionali dell’Africa Occidentale. Nel 2001 termina la costruzione della sua prima scuola in Burkina Faso e apre a Berlino lo studio Kéré Architecture, impegnato soprattutto in progetti sociali. Professore onorario alla TU fino al 2011, professore ospite alla Milwaukee University e all’Università IUAV, insegna alla Harvard Graduate School of Design. Ha ricevuto il Global Holcim Award Gold (2012), il Marcus Prize (2011), il BSI Swiss Architectural Award (2010) e l’Aga Khan Award (2004). Ha preso parte a diverse esposizioni, tra le quali Small Scale Big Change, al MoMA (2011), e la Biennale di Venezia (2010).
While studying at the TU Berlin, he set up the association Schulbausteine für Gando in 1998 with the objective of combining his European gained knowledge with traditional building techniques from West Africa. He built his first school in Burkina Faso in 2001 and opened his own office Kéré Architecture engaging mainly in social projects. Honorary professor at the TU Berlin until 2011, he has also been invited as a guest professor in Milwaukee University, Università IUAV (Venice) and currently teaching at Harvard Graduate School of Design. In addition, he has won the Global Holcim Award Gold (2012), the Marcus Prize (2011), the BSI Swiss Architectural Award (2010) and the Aga Khan Award (2004). Has also participated in several exhibitions such as Small Scale Big Change at the MoMA (2011) and the Venice Biennale (2010).