Toshiki Hirano

Toshiki Hirano is founding partner of Toshiki Hirano Design. He holds a Bachelors degree from Kyoto University and received his Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University with Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize. Prior to founding the firm, Hirano has worked for Reiser + Umemoto RUR DPC, where he involved in the Kaohsiung Port Terminal Project and the Taipei Pop Music Center Project. His projects have been published on various magazines such as Architectural Digest, designboom, suckerPUNCH, and Bustler. He has been teaching a design studio with Kengo Kuma at the University of Tokyo, and has been organizing an annual exhibition “Japanese Junction” which showcases studio projects from universities around the world including Harvard GSD, SCI-Arc, AA School, UCL Bartlett, ETH Zurich. He is a licensed architect in Japan and holds Ph.D. in architecture.
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2009 : B.E., Kyoto Univ. School of Architecture
2009 – 2010 : Shin Takamatsu Lab., Kyoto Univ. Graduate School of Architecture
2012 : M.Arch, Princeton Univ. School of Architecture
2012 – 2013 : Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture, DPC
2013 – 2016 : Kengo Kuma Lab. The Univ. of Tokyo
2017-2020 : Assistant Professor, The Univ. of Tokyo
2020- : Director, Project Assistant Professor, International Architectural Education Platform, The Univ. of Tokyo

2013 : Semi-finalist, New Rochelle Waterfront Gateway Design Competition
2012 : Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize
(Excellence in Studio and Thesis works at Princeton Univ.)
2008 : 3rd place, Sendai Design League, The Best Graduation Work in Japan 2008

2017 : Malformed Objects (at Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo)
2011 : Japanese Junction (at Yoshioka Library, Tokyo)
2009 : Shin Takamatsu Laboratory Exhibition “THE HORIZON”
2008 : Shin Takamatsu Laboratory Exhibition “The Beyond”
2008 : The Best of Graduation Works 2008 in NIPPON (at Gallery MA, Tokyo)