Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design
Since 1992, when Dr. Hitoshi Abe won first prize in the Miyagi Stadium competition, he has maintained an active international design practice based in Sendai, Japan, and Los Angeles, as well as a schedule of lecturing and publishing, which placed him among the leaders in his field.
Known for architecture that is spatially complex and structurally innovative, the work of Atelier Hitoshi Abe has been published internationally and received numerous awards in Japan and internationally, including the 2011 Japan Society for Finishing Technology Award for the F-town building, 2009 Contractworld Award for Aoba-tei, 2009 Architectural Institute of Japan Award for the K-Museum, 2009 the Architectural Institute of Japan Education Award, 2008 SIA-Getz Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia, the 2007 World Architecture Award for M/Kanno Museum, the 2005 Good Design Award for Sasaki Office Factory for Prosthetics, the 2003 Architectural Institute of Japan Award for Reihoku Community Hall, 2003 Business Week and Architectural Record Award for Sekii Ladies Clinic, 2001 Building Contractors Society Award for Miyagi Stadium, and 1999 Yoshioka Award for Yomiuri Media Miyagi Guest House. Before founding Atelier Hitoshi Abe in 1993 in Sendai, Japan, he worked with Coop Himmelblau in Los Angeles from 1988 -1992. He opened a second office in Los Angeles in 2008, to work on a series of projects outside of Japan including invited competitions and exhibition installations. Abe is the director of Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and holds Terasaki Chair for contemporary Japanese study.
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