Kengo Kuma & Associates
Born in 1954. Completed his master’s degree at the University of Tokyo in 1979. After studying at Columbia University as visiting scholar, he established Kengo Kuma & Associates 1990. Installed as professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Tokyo in 2009. Has received many awards for his work: AIA Benedictus Award, 1995; Architectural Institute of Japan Annual Award, 1997; Murano Prize, International Stone Architecture Award, 2001. Won the International Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award in 2002 (Finland), International Architecture Awards for the Best New Global Design for Chokkura Plaza and Shelter in 2007, and Energy Performance + Architecture Award in 2008 (France). International Fellow of RIBA, UK, and Honorary Fellow of AIA in the US.
Interview with Kengo Kuma (Once in a Lifetime) you can read in Oris 96.