Fumihiko Maki

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Birthday
6, 1928
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
6, 1928 (age 91)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Architect who helped establish Metabolism, an architectural movement in Japan, in 1960. He was awarded the 1993 Pritzker Prize.

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

He designed Tower 4 at the former World Trade Center site in Manhattan.

Family Life

He married Misao Matsumoto and had two children.

Associated With

He and architect Eero Saarinen both attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art.