KUMA Kengo

Architect, Advisor of SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB, Special Professor at The University of Tokyo

Born in 1954. Established Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990. After working as a professor at Keio University and a professor at the University of Tokyo, he is currently a special professor and honorary professor at the University of Tokyo. Projects are underway in over 30 countries.
We propose architecture that opens up new relationships between nature, technology, and humans. Significant books include “Dot / Line / Surface” (Iwanami Shoten), “Hito no Izumi” (Shinsho Shinsho), “Loss Architecture” (Iwanami Shoten), “Natural Architecture”, “Small Architecture” (Iwanami Shoten), and Many others.


Educational Research Activities

2020 – Present Distinguished Professor and Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo Distinguished Professor, Okayama University
2019 – Present Specially Appointed Professor, Waseda University
2018 – Present Principal, Kochi Forestry University
2014 – Present Visiting Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts
2009 – 2020 Professor, University of Tokyo
2007 – 2008 Visiting Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
2001 – 2009 Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
1998 – 1999 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
1994 Lecturer, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Columbia University ( New York, USA )
1985 – 1986 Visiting Scholar, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Columbia University Asian Cultural Council Fellowship ( New York, USA )



Q1: How are you collaborating with SEKISUI HOUSE-KUMA LAB?

Q2: What is in your photo?
A2: Part of my desk at my office.

Q3: Please let us know if the photo contains something worth mentioning.
A3: Kengo Kuma, Architecture of Defeat, Routledge, 2019.

Q4: Tell us about your recent interests.
A4: I’ve been working on collecting materials to write a book on Japanese architecture.

Q5: How do you want to be part of SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB?
A5: I can’t wait to start international collaborations.