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Chief JudgeHiroshi Naito [Naito Architect & Associates]

Profile

1950
Born in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
1974
Waseda University in Tokyo, B.Arch
1974-1976
Graduate School of Waseda University, M.Arch
1976-1978
Chief Architect at Architectural Office of Fernand Higueras (Madrid, Spain)
1979-1981
Worked at Architectural Office of Kiyonori Kikutake (Tokyo, Japan)
1981
Established Naito Architect & Associates
2001-2002
Assoc. Prof. at Tokyo University
2003-2010
Prof. at Tokyo University

Awards

1993
Education Minister's Art Encouragement Prize for Freshman. The Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan for Design. Isoya Yoshida Memorial Prize (Sea-Folk Museum)
2000
Togo Murano Award. World Triennial of Architecture, Grand Prix of the International Academy of Architecture (Makino Museum of Plants and People)
2001
Mainichi Art Awards (Makino Museum of Plants and People)
2006
International Architecture Award (Shimane Arts Center)
2008
Brunel Award (Hyuga city station)

Tadao Kamei [Nikken Sekkei Ltd.]

Profile

1955
Born in Hyogo
1977
Graduate from Waseda University
1978
Obtained Master of the University of Pennsylvania
1978-79
HOK New York
1981
Obtained Master of Waseda University
1981
Joined Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
2015
President and Chief Executive Officer, Nikken Sekkei Ltd.

Awards

2014
Association of Railway Architects Prize / Best Association Award
2014
2014 BCS Special Award

Teruo Kobayashi [Obayashi Corporation]

Profile

1950
Born in Tokyo
1972
Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
1973
Joined Obayashi Corporation
Present
Managing Executive Officer Architectural & Engineering Division, Obayashi Corporation

Awards

1991
Received the GID Prize for Shinagawa ON Building
2002
Received JSSI (The Japan Society of Seismic Isolation) Award for Kadokawa Building
2002
Received Good Design Award for Fujisoft Building
2003
BCS (Building Contractors Society) Award for Canon Building (Shinkenchiku, July 2002)

Kengo Kuma [Kengo Kuma & Associates]

(C)The Courier

Profile

1954
Born in Tokyo
1979
Completed the program at the Department of Architecture, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1985-1986
Guest researcher at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Columbia University and Asian Cultural Council research fellow
1987
Established Spatial Design
1990
Established Kengo Kuma & Associates
2009-
Professor at the Graduate school of Architecture. The University of Tokyo

Awards

1997
Received Architectural Institute of Japan Award for Design for Stage in the Forest Toyoma Center for Performing Arts (Shinkenchiku, Sept. 1996)
1997
the AIA/Du Pont Benedictus Award for Water/Glass (Shinkenchiku, July 1995)

Jun Aoki [Jun Aoki & Associates]

(C)Masakazu Yoshiba

Profile

1956
Born in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture
1976-1980
Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture
1980-1982
Completed the Master Course of Architecture, Master of Engineering in Architecture
1983-1990
Worked at Arata Isozaki & Associates
1991
Established Jun Aoki & Associates

Awards

1994
The Annual Award of Housing Design, Tokyo Society of Architects and Building Engineers (H)
1996
The 8th Kumamoto Landscape Award (MAMIHARA BRIDGE)
1997
The 13th Yoshioka Award (S)
1999
The Architectural Institute of Japan Annual Award (FUKUSHIMA LAGOON MUSEUM)
2004
The 11th Aichi Townscape Award (LOUIS VUITTON NAGOYA)
The 45th BCS Annual Award, Building Contractors Society (LOUIS VUITTON OMOTESANDO)
2004
The New York Store of the Year by Visual Merchandising and Store Design (LOUIS VUITTON NEW YORK)
2005
The Minister o f Education's Art Encouragement Prize
2008
Good Design Gold Award 2008 (SIA AOYAMA BUILDING)
2016
Good Design Award 2016 BEST100 (BUNSHITSU TOKAMACHI)

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto [Atelier Bow-Wow]

Profile

1965
Born in Kanagawa
1987
Graduate from Tokyo Institute of Technology
1987-1988
Guest Student of L'ecole d'architecture, Paris, Bellville (U.P.8)
1992
Established Atelier Bow-Wow with Momoyo Kaijima
1994
Graduate from Post-graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dr.Eng.

Hold visiting professor of Harvard GSD, UCLA, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Barcelona Institute of Architecture, Cornell University, Rice University

2015
Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology

Awards

1999
Gold prize of house architecture from Tokyo Architect Society (Mini House)
2000
16th Yoshioka Prize (Mini House)
2012
RIBA International Fellowship
2013
Good Design Award (Tama Machiya)

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