In 1992, Dr. Hitoshi Abe won first prize in the Miyagi Stadium competition, and since then he has maintained an active international design practice based in Sendai, Japan, and Los Angeles. Known for architecture that is spatially complex and structurally innovative, the work of Atelier Hitoshi Abe has been published 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 144 for the K-Museum; 2009 Architectural Institute of Japan Education Award; 2008 SIA-Getz Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia; 2007 World Architecture Award for M/Kanno Museum; 2005 Good Design Award for Sasaki Office Factory for Prosthetics; 2003 Architectural Institute of Japan Award for Reihoku Community Hall; 2003 BusinessWeek 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.
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.
Professor Abe was the chair of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design from 2007-2017, is currently the director of Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, and holds the Terasaki Chair for contemporary Japanese study. In 2017, he established xLAB, an international think tank initiative that examines architecture’s elastic boundaries and considers new possibilities through interdisciplinary collaboration in the study of the future built environment.
|Pacific Rim, Resilience, Urban Strategy|
|Eng.D, Tohoku University|
|M.Arch., Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)|
|M.Arch./ M.Eng., Tohoku University|
|B.Eng., Tohoku University|
|2017||Higashimatsushima City Oka elementary school Proposal, First Prize|
|2012||Shichigahama Public Restoration Housing Complex Proposal, First Prize|
|2009||Architectural Institute of Japan Selection Award for SSM/Kanno Museum|
|2009||Awarded winner of the Competition for the New Campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business|
|2009||Architectural Institute of Japan Award/Education|
|2008||SIA-Getz Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia|
|2003||Business Week/Architectural Record Award, “Sekii Ladies Clinic” Architectural Institute of Japan Award, “Reihoku Community Hall”|
|2001||42nd Building Contractors Society Award, “Miyagi Stadium”|
|2001||Sony Headquarters Competition, First Prize|
|1998||14th Yoshioka Award, “Yomiuri Media Miyagi Guest House”|
- Campus Wu, Vienna University of Economics and Business Campus. Image credit: Duccio Malagamba, Barcelona
- F-Town Building, a multi-tenant building in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Image credit: Daici Ano
- Kanno Museum, a private gallery in Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Image credit: Daici Ano
- Miyagi Stadium in Rifu, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Image credit: Shunicni Atsumi.
- Reihoku Community Hall in Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Image credit: Daici Ano.
- Terasaki Research Institute, Los Angeles, California. Image credit: Roland Halbe.