Architect who helped establish Metabolism, an architectural movement in Japan, in 1960. He was awarded the 1993 Pritzker Prize.
He was a student at the University of Tokyo and the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He earned a Master's degree in architecture from Harvard University in 1954. His first commission was Washington University in St. Louis' Steinberg Hall in 1956.
He designed Tower 4 at the former World Trade Center site in Manhattan.
He married Misao Matsumoto and had two children.
He and architect Eero Saarinen both attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art.