UCLA

HITOSHI ABE

Professor

PROFILE

Dr. Hitoshi Abe is a Professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. In 1992, he 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. 

 

Before founding Atelier Hitoshi Abe in 1993 in Sendai, Japan, he worked with Coop Himmelblau in Los Angeles from 1988–1992. 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. 

 

Abe is a professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. He was the chair of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design from 2007-2017, and is currently the director of Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and holds the Terasaki Chair for contemporary Japanese study. He received his M.Arch from SCI-Arc, his M.Eng. and B.S. in engineering from Tohoku University.

 

hitoshi.abe@aud.ucla.edu
www.a-slash.jp/

 

Photo credit from left to right:
1 - Reihoku Community Hall, Photo by Daici Ano
2 - Campus WU, Photo by Duccio Malagamba
3 - F-Town, Photo by Daici Ano
4 - Kanno Museum, Photo by Daici Ano
5 - Miyagi Stadium, Photo by Shunichi Atsumi
6 - Terasaki Research Institute, Photo by Kentaro Yamada

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Tohoku University
M.Arch., SCI-Arc
M.Eng., Tohoku University
B.S. Engineering, Tohoku University

STUDIO

Atelier Hitoshi Abe

AWARDS

2009 2011 Japan Society for Finishing Technology Award

2009 Contractworld Award for Aoba-tei

2009 Architectural Institute of Japan Award for the K-Museum

2009 the Architectural Institute of Japan Education Award

2008 SIA-Getz Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia

2007 World Architecture Award for SSM/Kanno Museum

2005 Good Design Award for Sasaki Office Factory for Prosthetics

2003 Architectural Institute of Japan Award for Reihoku Community Hall

2003 Business Week and Architectural Record Award for Sekii Ladies Clinic

2001 Building Contractors Society Award for Miyagi Stadium

1999 Yoshioka Award for Yomiuri Miyagi Guest House