Second Edition 2009-2010
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1954, he established Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990. His numerous residential works, museums, and other public facilities have received on-going critical acclaim and have won him several national and international awards including the prestigious Architectural Institute of Japan Award in 1997. Recent projects include the LVMH Group Japan headquarters completed in 2003, Suntory’s new Tokyo office building, and the Kodan apartments. In addition to his professorship at Keio University’s Faculty of Science and Technology (since 2001), he frequently lectures at other institutions in Japan and abroad.