Architect and professor at the University of Tokyo. Born in 1954. Graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1979 with a degree in architecture. Established Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990. After working as a professor at Keio University, he assumed his current position in 2009. Awarded the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize for “Mori Butai/Tome Town Traditional Performing Arts Center” in 1997, Mainichi Art Award for “Nezu Museum” in 2010, and many other domestic and international awards. Recent works include the Suntory Museum of Art, Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center, Aole Nagaoka, Kabuki-za Theater, Besançon Center for Arts and Culture, FRAC Marseille, V&A Dundee, and many other projects in Japan and abroad. He is also involved in the design of the New National Stadium. His publications include “Natural Architecture” (Iwanami Shinsho), “Small Architecture” (Iwanami Shinsho), “Architects, Running” (Shinchosha), “My Place” (Daiwa Shobo), “The Square” (Tankosha), and “Place Theory” (I, II).