The Power of Design- Tokyo, Spanish Embassy Tokyo, 月曜日, 01. 7月 2019

Join us Master Class and Fireside chat, “The Power of Design”. How can design achieve multiple goals or attack a pressing problem in a sustainable way? The session is followed by networking cocktail.  

 

Speakers: 



Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture & Design, Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize 


Dr. Hitoshi Abe, Principal, Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Professor, School of Architecture & Design, UCLA. 



ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Martha Thorne

Martha Thorne is Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design. Since 2005, she has served as the Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, popularly known as the “Nobel Prize for Architecture”. Her interests have always focused on international contemporary architecture, cities in evolution and changes in the role of the architect. 

Prior to joining IE University she was Associate Curator of the Department of Architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago. During her tenure at the museum, her responsibilities involved curating many exhibitions, developing publications, and participating in the ground-breaking study on collecting, archiving, and exhibiting digitally created design materials. She is the co-author of the books Masterpieces of Chicago Architecture and Skyscrapers: The New Millennium, editor and author for The Pritzker Architecture Prize: The First Twenty Years, and author of numerous articles for architectural journals and encyclopedias. 

Martha Thorne received a Master of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Affairs from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She undertook additional studies at the London School of Economics. She currently serves on an international jury for the award, ArcVision: Women and Architecture, a prize honoring outstanding women architects. She also lectures and assists with international architectural competitions. 

 

Dr. Hitoshi Abe

Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, School of Arts and Architecture, UCLA, Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Chair in the Study of Contemporary Japan and the Director of the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Principal, Atelier Hitoshi Abe 

BIOGRAPHY 

2010-   Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Chair in the Study of Contemporary Japan and the Director of the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies 

2007- 2016   Chair, the Department of Architecture and Urban Design, School of Arts and Architecture, UCLA 

2002-2007       Professor, Department of Architecture and Building Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Director of Architectural Design Education Committee 

1993    Received Dr. Eng. Degree from Tohoku University 

1992    Established Atelier Hitoshi Abe 

AWARDS 

2011Japan Society for Finishing Technology Award for the F-town building 

2009    Architectural Institute of Japan Award for SSM/Kanno Museum 

            Contract World Award for Aoba-tei 

2008    SIA-Getz Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia 

2005    Good Design Award, “Sasaki Office Factory for Prosthetics” 

2003    Architectural Institute of Japan Award, “Reihoku Community Hall” 

2001    42nd Building Contractors Society Award, “Miyagi Stadium” 

PROJECTS 

2018  UCLA Terasaki Research Institute (LosAngeles, California, USA)  

2017  Josai University Building 21 (Sakado, Saitama, Japan)  

2013    3M(St. Paul, Minnesota, USA) 

2013    Vienna University of Economics and Business(Vienna, Austria) 

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