Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma was born in 1954 in Yokohama and studied architecture at the University of Tokyo and later at Columbia University. He founded the architecture firm Kengo Kuma & Associates in Tokyo in 1990 and in Paris in 2008 and became a professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Architecture in 2009. Kengo Kuma is one of the most renowned contemporary Japanese architects and his work is known worldwide for merging architecture with nature and social responsibility.