President’s Message

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Since our founding in 1924, Yasui Architects & Engineers have been dedicated to creating architecture in deep dialogue with our clients and society. As we near our 100th anniversary, we’re continuing to envision new notions of what architecture should be and co-designing new forms, technologies and techniques to bring it to life. You can see this in our diverse work in architectural design, construction supervision and project management both in Japan and overseas. It’s something we take great pride and joy in, something we see as a craft to continue honing.

In today’s society, there’s no shortage of change. There are pandemics, natural disasters and ecological crises that need to be overcome. It takes decisiveness and conviction to maintain hope in a better future, which is why we’ve started within our own design firm. We’re committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and to us that means continuing our tradition of creating and designing in dialogue. This means sharing information and engaging the talent within our company, but also collecting wisdom from all over the world and co-designing solutions with stakeholders outside our company. From this collaboration we hope to create new value for the world.

Yasui Architects & Engineers’ mantra, ‘Encouraging people and cities’ means nothing short of bringing health and happiness to everyone through architecture. This involves both our architectural solutions but also the way we organize and grow our people. At Yasui Architects & Engineers we believe we can play a role in fostering a better society.

We hope you’ll join us for the journey.

Yoshihiko Sano’s Profile

Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1954, he grew up in Hyogo Prefecture. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science in 1979. Completed a Master’s degree at the Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science in 1981. Joined Yasui Architects & Engineers, Inc. in 1986.
He has been the President of Yasui Architects & Engineers since 1997.
He has served in the following positions: President, Japan Association of Architectural Firms; President, Osaka Association of Architectural Firms; Vice President and International Committee Chair, The Japan Institute of Architects; President, The Architectural Association of Japan; Jury member of the Architectural Institute of Japan prizes; Commissary General Director, Japan Organizing Board for UIA 2011 Tokyo; Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kyoto Institute of Technology.
He currently holds the following positions: Director, Tokyo University of Science; President, NPO Toride Art Project Office; Director, Organizing Committee, Hirakawacho Musics; Visiting Professor at Department of Architecture, Dalian University of Technology; Visiting Professor, Shenyang Jianzhu University; Distinguished Visiting Professor, Inje University; Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, and others.
He has received the Minister of Land, Transport and Tourism Award; Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects; Honorary Fellowship of the Korea Institute of Architects; Architectural Institute of Japan Prize 2019 (Practical Achievement Division) and others.

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