ARCHITECTS FORUM Hitoshi Abe
Noted architect Hitoshi Abe is the principal of Atelier Hitoshi Abe in Sendai, which he founded in 1992. He is known for highly innovative public buildings and residential structures, including Shirasagi Bridge in Shiroishi, Miyagi (1994); a stadium in Miyagi (2001); and, most recently, a community center in Reihoku, Kumamoto (2002). Mr. Abe, who was trained both in Japan and in the U.S., is also a Professor in the Urban Design Laboratory at Tohoku University in Sendai. A recipient of numerous honors, including the prestigious Yoshioka Award (1998) and the Architectural Institute of Japan Award (2003), he has had his work shown in such important international exhibitions as the Milan Triennale (1996), the Venice Biennale (2000), Towards Totalscape: Contemporary Archietcture, Urban Design and Landscape (2000), and 45 under 45: Young Architecture from Japan, a traveling exhibition that originated in Vienna in 2002.
Followed by a reception.
Tickets: $10; Japan Society, Architectural League of New York members & seniors $8; students $5.
- Thursday, September 18, 2003
- 6:30 pm