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Satoshi Okada architects

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Tokyo 186-0002, Japan

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Satoshi Okada: Curriculum Vitae
updated on 26 October 2015

Portrait

Satoshi Okada

  • - born in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, 1962
  • - Architect, Ph.D.
  • - Principal of Satoshi Okada architects
  • - Associate Professor, Faculty of Architectural Design & Theory, Graduate School of Architecture, Chiba University
  • - USJLP fellow (The US-Japan Foundation)
  • - Toyota Foundation Research Fellow

 

 

curriculum vitae

 

education

1993
Waseda University, Ph.D. in Architecture
1988-89
G.S.A.P.P., Columbia University, Master of Science in Architectural Design
1986-88
Waseda University, Master of Architecture
1982-86
Waseda University, Bachelor of Architecture

 

academic experience

2015
Visiting Professor, IUAV (Università Iuav di Venezia), Venezia, Italy
Host: Prof. Renzo Dubbini, Director of the Department of Architecture Construction Conservation
2012
Visiting Professor, Ajman University of Science & Technology, UAE
Host: Prof. Jihad Awad
2012
Visiting Professor, IUAV (Università Iuav di Venezia), Venezia, Italy
Host: Dean Giancarlo Carnevale
2012
Visiting Professor, STYLOS Masterclass, TU-Delft, Delft, Holland
Host: STYLOS master’s students at TU-Delft
2011
Visiting Professor, IUAV (Università Iuav di Venezia), Venezia, Italy
host: Dean Giancarlo Carnevale
2010
Visiting Professor, IUAV (Università Iuav di Venezia), Venezia, Italy
host: Dean Giancarlo Carnevale
2007
Visiting Lecturer, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Roma, Italy
host: Prof. Alfredo Passeri
2006
Visiting Lecturer, Moscow Architecture Institute, Moscow, Russia
host: Dean German Yu. Orlov (MAI)
2006
Visiting Lecturer, Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA
host: Dean Randall Ott (CUA)
2003-06
Associate Professor, University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan
2003
Visiting Lecturer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
host: Prof. Marc Angelil
2003
Visiting Lecturer, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
host: Prof. Daniele Vitale & Marco Biagi
2003
Visiting Lecturer, Architectural Academy of Mendrisio, Switzerland
host: Prof. Peter Zumthor
2002
Visiting Professor, University of Sint Lucas, Brussels
host: Archi. Peter Jacob
2002
Visiting Lecturer, Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Wien, University of Vienna
1997-02
Assistant Professor, School of Art and Architecture, Waseda University, Japan
1997-98
Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, USA
mentor:Prof. Kenneth Frampton
1996-98
Design Critic, Department of Architecture, Tokai University, Japan
1990-93
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Waseda University, Japan
1990-93
Design Critic, school of architecture, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
1993
Project Organizer with Thomas Hanrahan & Taeg Nishimoto:
Graduate School Exchange Program; Waseda Univ. & Columbia Univ., Tokyo, Japan
1990-
Lecturer, Center for International Education, Waseda University, Japan
1987-88
Teaching Assistant of Toyo Ito & Hajime Yatsuka, Waseda University, Japan

 

grants/ awards

2014
IAIR Real Estate Awards(IAIR - Global Economy & Sustainability)
category: Best Company for Leadership
2012
The International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2012-2013,Best Architecture - Single Residence (The International Property Awards, UK)
2011
Perspective Award, Perspective Ltd., Hong Kong
2010
The Toyota Foundation Research Fellowship 2010-2011, The Toyota Foundation, Japan
2010
International Architecture Award 2010, Chicago Athenaeum - Museum for Architecture & Design, USA
2009
Design For Asia Award 2009, Gold Award, Hong Kong Design Center, Hong Kong, China
2008
International Architecture Award 2008, Chicago Athenaeum - Museum for Architecture & Design, USA
2008
Good Design Award 2008, Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization, Japan
2008
AIJ Award - Technology Section, Architectural Institute of Japan, Japan
2007
Good Design Award 2007, Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization, Japan
2007
International Architecture Award 2007, Chicago Athenaeum - Museum for Architecture & Design, USA
2006
Grand-prix, Present of Future, International Prize for Architectural Design, Interior Digest,
Moscow, Russia
2006
Grand-prix, Dedalo Minosse International Prize 2005-2006, ALA, Italy
2005
Good Design Award 2005, Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization, Japan
2005
Finalist, AIJ Award, Japan Architectural Institute, Japan
2005
Finalist, JIA Award, Japan Instiute of Architecture, Japan
2005
Architecture of the Year 2005, Yamanashi Pref., Japan
2003
US-Japan Leadership Program, The United States - Japan Foundation
2001
Yoshioka Award; The Japan Architect Co., Japan
2000
Architecture of the Year 2000, Yamanashi Pref., Japan
1996-97
National Fellow for Distinguished Artists, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Japanese Government, Japan
1993-96
National Fellow for Distinguished Researchers, Ministry of Education, Japanese Government, Japan
1992-93
The Japan Fashion Association Fellowship, Japan
1993
Ono Azusa Memorial Award for Distinguished Artists, Waseda University, Japan
1992
2nd Prize, Yokohama Urban Design International Competition, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref., Japan
1990
Ono Azusa Memorial Award for Distinguished Artists; Waseda University, Japan
1989
1st Prize, Shinkenchiku Competition, The Japan Architect Co., Japan
1988-89
Rotary Foundation Fellowship, Japan
1986
Togo Murano Award, Grand Prix for Diploma; Waseda University, Japan

 

professional practice/ research

2006-
contacted designer at Valli & Valli Spa, Milano, Italy: on hardware design
2006-
contracted designer at Marei Co. Ltd. Tokyo, Japan: on furniture design
in December 2007, A lounge chair made of titanium will be published.
2003-13
diAe (design institute for Architecture & environment), University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan
2 patents have been completed so far with Professor Hirokazu Toki.
1995-
Principal, Satoshi Okada architects, Tokyo, Japan
1996-97
National Fellow for Distinguished Artists, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Japanese Government, Japan
1993-96
National Fellow for Distinguished Researchers, Ministry of Education, Japanese Government, Japan
1992-93
Research Fellow, The Japan Fashion Association, Japan

 

professional service

2014-
Academic Advisor, Economic Society of Chiba City (President: Mayor Toshihito Kumagai), Chiba City, Japan
2012-
International Jury, Eurazian Prize, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2011
International Jury, Russia International Architecture Award, Moscow, Russia
2010
Advisor in Architectural design, Ichinomiya-machi, Chosei-gun, Chiba Pref., Japan
2009
International Jury, Russia International Architecture Award, Moscow, Russia
2008
International Jury, Dedalo Minosse International Prize, ALA, Vicenza, Italy
2007
International Jury, Russia International Architecture Award, Moscow, Russia
2006-
Advisor in Town planning & Architectural Design, CABAN STREET Project, Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture
2005-06
Advisor in Architectural Design, Taisanjjno Project, Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture
2003-04
Advisory Committee for Izushi Town, Hyogo Prefecture
2003-
The United States & Japan Leadership Program, fellow as a Japanese representative
1999-01
Advisory Committee for Public Designs, Sagamiko Town, Kanagawa Pref., Japan
1999
Competition Jury, topic: "Radical Convenient Facility," Japan Federation of Architects & Building Engineers Associations
1994-99
Advisory Committee for Educational Activities, Japan Federation of Architects & Building Engineers Associations
1999-02
Advisory Committee for Architecture & Town Planning, Miyako City, Iwate Pref., Japan

 

major conferences/ symposiums/ lectures

2015
Panel: Grand Design for Waterfront, Chiba City, Japan
lecture: On Recent Works, Università degli Studi di Roma - La Sapienza, Italy
lecture: On Recent Works, IUAV, Italy
2012
panelist, THE ESSENCE OF COOL, symposium, TU-Delft, Holland
2012
lecture, Intensity of Architecture, STYLOS Masterclass, TU-Delft, Delft, Holland
2011
lecture, On Intensity of Architecture,St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Russia
2010
panelist, On Genius Loci, with Prof. Renato Bocchi coordinated by Prof. Giorgio Gianighian, IUAV (Universita Iuav di Venezia), Venezia, Italy
2009
panelist, From the Futurist City to the Future City, Hosei University & Italian School of East Asian Studies, Japan
2007
lecture, On Recent Works, Memorial Lecture, MANEZH, Moscow, Russia
2007
panelist, New Design & Technology of Timber Construction, Innovation Japan 2007, JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) & NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization), Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
2007
lecture, Intensity of Architecture, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Roma, Italy
host: Prof. Alfredo Passeri
2006
lecture, Intensity of Architecture, Moscow Architecture Institute, Moscow, Russia
host: Dean German Yu. Orlov (MAI)
2006
lecture, Intensity of Architecture, Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA
host: Dean Randall Ott (CUA)
2006
lecture, On Intensity of Architecture, Collegi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
host: Archi. Lorenc Bonet
2006
lecture, On Intensity of Architecture, DAZ (German Architecture Center), Berlin, Germany
host: Archi. Eckard Wolf
2003
lecture, Satoshi Okada, works & projects, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
host: Prof. Marc Angelil
2003
lecture, Satoshi Okada, works & projects, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
host: Prof. Daniele Vitale & Marco Biagi
2003
lecture, Satoshi Okada, works & projects, Architectural Academy of Mendrisio, Switzerland
host: Prof. Peter Zumthor
2002
lecture, Opere e Progetti, Conferenza at Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza (Facolta di Architettura Civile, Politecnico di Milano & Istituto Univerisitario di Architettura di Venezia)
host: Prof. Francesco Dal Co
2002
lecture, Recent Works & Projects,University of Sint Lucas, Brussels
host: Archi. Peter Jacob
2002
lecture, Satoshi Okada - Works & Projects, Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Wien, University of Vienna
2001
panelist, Radical Renovation for Regional Towns,Symposium, AEC System Japan, Tokyo, Japan
2001
panelist, On regional town-planning,Conference at Tokyo International Forum, Japanese Government, Tokyo, Japan
2000
panelist, Trading Places,Symposium at University of Tokyo, Japan
1999
lecture, Traditions vs. Moderns,Conference, University Committee, Kyoto, Japan
1999
panelist, Architectural Conference for the 21st Century, Panelist, Conference, Architectural Institute of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
1998
panelist, "Abstraction, Subjectivity, and Minimalism," Symposium, Panelist, Kenchiku-Bunka vol. 53, no.616
1997
panelist, Il Corraggio delle Immagini,representative of Japanese architect,International Conference at the Center for Italian Culture, Tokyo, Japan
1997
lecture, History &. Theory of the European Architecture,JIA Seminar, Japan Institute of Architects, Tokyo, Japan
1997
panelist, "Commence from where I am Pondering," Conversation with Kazuo Shinohara, Kenchiku-gijutsu, vol. 571
1997
panelist, "Modeling...," Dialogue with Jun Aoki, Kenchiku-chishiki vol.40, no.492
1996
panelist, The End of the Century, Panelist, Conference, Architectural Institute of Japan, Tokyo, Japan