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Architect , educator

Fumihiko Maki, Japanese architect, educator. Registered Japan, Germany. Recipient Gold medal Japan Institute Architects, 1964, 1st prize Low Cost Housing International Competition, Lima, Peru, 1969, Art award Mainichi Press, 1969, Wolf prize in arts, Wolf Foundation, Israel, 1988, Pritzker Architecture prize, 1993, Praemium Imperiale, 1999. Fellow American Institute of Architects (honorary); member Japan Institute Architecture.


Maki, Fumihiko was born on September 6, 1928 in Tokyo.


Bachelor of Architecture, University Tokyo, 1952. Master of Architecture, Cranbrook School Art, 1953. Master in Architecture, Harvard University, 1954.

Master of Architecture (honorary), Washington University.


Associate professor, Washington University, St. Louis, 1956-1962; associate professor, Harvard University, 1962-1966; lecturer department urban engineering, U. Tokyo, since 1964; professor architecture, U. Tokyo, since 1979; principal, partner, Maki and Associations, since 1964. Member Trilateral Commission, since 1975. Visiting professor University of California-Berkeley, 1970, University of California at Los Angeles, 1977, Colombia U., 1977, Technology U. Vienna, 1978.


  • Registered Japan, Germany.


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  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Toyoda Memorial Hall, Nagoya University, 1960. Rissho University Campus, 1966. National Aquarium, Okinawa, 1975.

      Tsukuba University Complex, 1976. Hillside Terrace Housing Complex, 1978. The Royal Danish Embassy in Tokyo, 1979, Mitsubishi Bank Hiroo Branch Offic, Minato Ward, Tokyo, 1881, Dentsu Advertising Company Offices, Kita Ward, Osaka, 1983, National Museum Modern art, Kyoto, 1986, Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, 1993, Tokyo Church of Christ, 1995, Tokyo-Shibuya-ku, 1995, Schwimmender Pavillion, Groningen, 1997, Hillside West Building, Tokyo-Shibuya-ku, 1998, Solitare office building, Dusseldorf-Hamm, 2001, Tower 4, 150 Greenwich St., New York City, since 2006, expansion of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, 2006, others.

      Author: Investigations in Collective Form, 1964. Movement Systems in the City, 1965

    • Metabolism, 1960.


Fellow American Institute of Architects (honorary). Member Japan Institute Architecture. M C.


Married Misao, 1960; 2 children.