Professor; Chair of Architecture & Urban Design
Since 1992, when Hitoshi Abe won first prize in the Miyagi Stadium Competition, he has maintained an active international design practice based in Sendai, Japan, as well as a schedule of lecturing and publishing, which place him among leaders in the field. Known for architecture that is spatially complex and structurally innovative, the work of Atelier Hitoshi Abe has been published internationally and received numerous awards in Japan including the 2003 Architectural Institute of Japan Award for Reihoku Community Hall, 2003 Business Week and Architectural Record Award for Sekii Ladies Clinic, 2001 Building Contractors Society Award for Miyagi Stadium, 1999 Yoshioka Award for Yomiuri Miyagi Guest house. A monograph Hitoshi Abe Flicker (TOTO) accompanied an exhibition of his work at the Gallery MA in Tokyo in 2005. Some of his key project located in Japan include the Miyagi Stadium and Miyagi Water Tower in Rifu, the Neige Lune Fleur restaurant in Sendai, the n-house of Toykyo, the Matsushima Yacht House, the Michinoku Folklore Museum in Kurikoma.