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Architect

Hiroo Kurano, Japanese architect. Recipient Honor award House of Japan, San Diego, 1986; Massachusetts Institute of Technology scholar, 1971, Yokohama University scholar, 1966; Japan Society grantee, New York.

Background

Kurano, Hiroo was born on February 7, 1938 in Tokyo. Came to the United States, 1969. Son of Atsushi and Sumi (Kuma) Kurano.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Yokohama University, Japan, 1964. Master of Architecture, Yokohama University, Japan, 1966. Master of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971.

Career

Architect T. Yanashita Architects and Engineers, Tokyo, 1966-1967, Nihon Architects, Engineers and Consultant, Inc., Tokyo, 1967-1969, 73-77, advisor, since 1977. Architect Johnson-Hotvedt and Associates, Inc., Boston, 1970, Sasaki, Dawson, DeMay Associates, Watertown, Massachusetts, 1971-1973, Al Whittle Associates, Inc., Canoga Park, California, 1977-1979. President, partner Forme International, San Diego, 1979-1982.

President Kurano Associates, Inc., since 1982. Lecturer Tokyo University of Science, 1974, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1975.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Trustee Japanese Christian Church, San Diego, 1986, board deacons, 1984-1986. Member advisory board Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego, 1986, board directors, 1984-1986. Member American Institute of Architects (San Diego chapter), Architectural Institute Japan.

Connections

Married Judith A. Rainville, August 3, 1975. 1 child, Junko.

father:
Atsushi Kurano

mother:
Sumi (Kuma) Kurano

spouse:
Judith A. Rainville

child:
Junko Kurano