Toshiki Hirano

Assistant Professor, The Kengo Kuma Laboratory, University of Tokyo: Dept. of Architecture, Project Leader of Bamboo (竹) Ring: Weaving Into Lightness

About Speaker

Toshiki Hirano is founding partner of Toshiki Hirano Design. He holds a Bachelors degree from Kyoto University and received his Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University with Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize.

Prior to founding the firm, Hirano has worked for Reiser + Umemoto RUR DPC, where he involved in the Kaohsiung Port Terminal Project and the Taipei Pop Music Center Project.

His projects have been published on various magazines such as Architectural Digest, designboom, suckerPUNCH, and Bustler. He has been teaching a design studio with Kengo Kuma at the University of Tokyo, and has been organizing an annual exhibition “Japanese Junction” which showcases studio projects from universities around the world including Harvard GSD, SCI-Arc, AA School, UCL Bartlett, ETH Zurich. He is a licensed architect in Japan and holds Ph.D.



15:00 - 16:30 14 September 2019