Fumihiko Maki was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1928, and has studied and taught at the University of Tokyo and Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Since 1965, Maki has been the principal of Maki and Associates, an international architecture firm based in Tokyo. Maki is currently a registered architect in Japan and Germany and has been awarded honorary fellow status in numerous international organizations. Recent projects include 4 World Trade Center, Aga Khan Museum, Singapore Mediacorp, the Bihar Museum, and Tokyo Denki University.
Maki’s achievements have been widely recognized through publications, exhibitions, and with some of the profession’s highest honors, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Union of International Architects Gold Medal, the Wolf Prize, the Prince of Wales Prize in Urban Design, the Praemium Imperiale, and the AIA Gold Medal. He has also served as a jury member for many international competitions.
Maki’s previous publications include ‘Metabolism 1960’ (Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 1960), ‘Investigations in Collective Form’ (School of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, 1964), ‘Kioku no Keisho’ (Chikuma Publishing Company, 1992), ‘Nurturing Dreams: Collected Essays on Architecture and the City’ (MIT Press, 2008) and ‘Fumihiko Maki: Selected Buildings and Projects 1960-2012’ (Phaidon Press, 2009).