JUROR 2012

Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma and Associates


Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1954, Kengo Kuma 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 scheduled for completion this year.

In addition to his professorship at Keio University's Faculty of Science and Technology since 2001, Kengo Kuma frequently lectures at other institutions. Also devoted to his writing activities, he is the author of five books including the best-selling Shin Kenchiku Nyumon (New Introduction to Architecture; 1994). He is a leading lecturer and writer on contemporary Japanese architectural theory.