Fumihiko Maki

Fumihiko Maki
Born September 6, 1928(1928-09-06)
Nationality Japanese
Awards Pritzker Prize
Practice Koubek Architects
Buildings Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Projects Expansion of the United Nations building in Manhattan.

Fumihiko Maki (槇 文彦 Maki Fumihiko?, born September 6, 1928 in Tokyo) is a Japanese architect and currently teaching at Keio University SFC.



After studying at the University of Tokyo he moved to the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and then to Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 1956, he took a post as assistant professor of architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also was awarded his first commission: the design of Steinberg Hall (an art center) on the university's Danforth Campus. This building remained his only completed work in the United States until 1993, when he completed the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts building in San Francisco.[1] In 2006, he returned to Washington University in St. Louis to design the new home for the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and Walker Hall. He worked for Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in New York and for Sert Jackson and Associates in Cambridge and founded Maki and Associates in 1965. In 1960 he returned to Japan to help establish the Metabolism Group. He often uses metal and glass materials.

In 1993 he received the prestigious Pritzker Prize at the Prague Castle. In 2006, he was invited to join the judging panel for an international design competition for the new Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.

After completing a $330 million expansion of the United Nations building in Manhattan, Maki is currently designing Tower 4 at the former World Trade Center site (scheduled to open in 2013). In addition, Maki is currently designing an extension for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's media lab.


Spiral Building in Tokyo, 1985
Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 2006
Works in progress

Gallery of works



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