Aug 28th 2015

Dean's Lecture Series: Riken Yamamoto

Riken Yamamoto delivered a lecture on Wed., Sept. 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in S. R. Crown Hall as part of the Fall 2015 Dean's Lecture Series.

Riken Yamamoto is known for his treatment of dense urban settings. His first work outside Japan was Jian Wai SOHO in China (2003), His recent works include Pngyo Housing in Korea (2010) and The Circle Zurich Airport in Switzerland (to be completed in 2016).

Yamamoto has also received many awards including the Japan Institute of Architects Award for the Yokosuka Museum of Art (2010), the Japan Arts Academy Award for Saitama Prefectural University (1999) and the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize for Future University of Hakodate (2000).

Riken Yamamoto was born in1945 in Beijing, China. He received his BA from the Department of Architecture, College of Science and Technology at Nihon University in 1968. He was awarded an MA from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Architecture in 1971. In 1973 he founded Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop.

From 2002 to 2007, he taught in the Department of Architecture at Kogakuin University. From 2007 to 2011 he taught at Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture at Yokohama National Unviersity. In 2011 he was named a visiting professor at Yokohama National University.