Arata Isozaki
Japan

Mr. Arata Isozaki, a Japanese architect, was educated at the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Architecture. He worked with Kenzo Tange's Team and Urtec, Tokyo, from 1954 to 1963, when he established his own practice, the Arata Isozaki Atelier. Mr. Isozaki's major buildings include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (1986), the Sant Jordi Sports Palace for the Olympic Games in Barcelona (1990), Art Tower Mito in Ibaragi (1990), the Team Disney Building in Buena Vista, Florida (1991), Domus: La Casa del Hombre in La Coruña, Spain (1995), and the Kyoto Concert Hall (1995).


His work has been widely published and exhibited, and he has received numerous awards and honours, including three Annual Prizes of the Japan Architectural Association, the Interiors Award (1983), and the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (1986). Mr. Isozaki is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (1983), of the Bund Deutscher Architekten (1983), and of the Royal Institute of British Architects (1994); he is also a member of the Italian Academia Tiberina (1978) and an Honorary Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts, England (1994). Throughout his career, Mr. Isozaki has been active in education, and has served as a visiting professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Hawaii, the Rhode Island School of Design, Columbia University, Harvard University, and Yale University.


(Source: AKAA)

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