Tomohisa Miyauchi

​M.Arch II (Harvard GSD), B.Arch (SCI-Arc)
AIA, American Institute of Architects (New York State)
First Class Registered Architect Japan
Professor, Kyoto Arts and Crafts University
Founder, Archisan Co., Ltd.

 

Tomohisa MIYAUCHI is a registered architect in Japan and the U.S. and a professor at Kyoto Arts and Crafts University, Department of Architecture, where he conducts design studios and lectures. He is an architect, curator, and educator. His areas of teaching and research include architectural practice as entrepreneurship and experimentation, contemporary architectural theory, and curation in architecture. He received his Bachelor of Architecture with distinction from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 2000 and his Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University in 2004. During his studies, Tomohisa completed design studios with Greg Walsh (former partner of Frank Gehry), Jim Stafford (former partner of Morphosis), Kiyokazu Arai (SCI-Arc Japan Studio@Kyoto Seika University), Roger Sherman, Eric A. Kahn, Tom Wiscombe, Neal Denari, Mark McVay (former OMA architect), Michael Speaks, Jeffrey Inaba, Alejandro Aravena, Rafael Moneo, Rick Joy, Toshiko Mori (material study), Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, and Momoyo Kaijima (teaching assistant for them at GSD).

Shortly after graduating from SCI-Arc, Tomohisa co-founded the architectural practice ISSHO in Tokyo and was responsible for designing various projects related to art, space, and architecture in Tokyo and Shanghai. In 2010, he was selected as one of the 20 emerging designers in “JAPAN DESIGN+” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan. While maintaining his creative, independent architectural practice in Tokyo, Tomohisa was a senior editor for Architecture and Urbanism (A+U) for over a decade. He deepened his understanding of architecture and architectural practice by visiting notable buildings and interviewing architects around the world. Through his combined expertise in practice, curation, and teaching, Tomohisa has gained a broad understanding of architecture. His balanced view of the discipline enables him to be a holistic mentor to his students and an ambassador who can bridge different practices and cultures. Tomohisa represented Singapore as a curator of the Singapore Pavilion at the 15th, 16th, and 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, in 2016, 2018, and 2020-2021. 

 

Academic/Professional Qualifications:
-First-class Registered Architect, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan
-AIA, American Institute of Architects, Registered Architect, New York State, USA
-M. Arch, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge, USA, 2004
-B. Arch, Graduation with Distinction, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, USA, 2000

 

Design Awards/Honours:
-Good Design Award 2017, Japan. HDB: Homes of Singapore, 2017. Category: Regional/Community Development and Social Contribution Activities
-Japan Design+, 20 Emerging Designers, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Japan, 2010
-Good Design Award 2010, Japan. KKM3, 2010. Category: Architectural Design
-JCD Design Award Best 100, Japanese Commercial Designers Association, YUFUTOKU, 2010
-The 13th Annual Japan Lumbermen’s Association Awards, YUFUTOKU, 2010
-GREEN DOT Awards, 3rd Prize, INAKA Villa, 2008
-50 New Architects of the World, Wallpaper*, UK, 2008

 

Career History:
-Professor, Department of Architecture, Kyoto Arts and Crafts University, 2024-Current

-Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Kyoto Arts and Crafts University, 2022-2023

-Professor of Practice, School of Architecture and Design, IE (Instituto de Empresa) University, (Segovia and Madrid, Spain), 2020-2021
-Founder, Archisan, Tokyo, Japan, 2012-Current-Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, 2013
-2020-Senior Editor, Architecture and Urbanism (a+u), Tokyo, Japan, 2007­-2017
-Founding Partner, ISSHO, Tokyo, Japan, 2002­-2012-Associate Designer, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners (former office of Charles Moore), Santa Monica, USA, 2004­-2006
-Intern, Toyo Ito and Associates, Tokyo, Japan, 2002

 

Administrative Leadership:
-Curator, The Pavilion of Singapore at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 2020-2021
-Curator, The Pavilion of Singapore at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 2018
-Chairman, The 5th Asian Contest of Architectural Rookie’s Award (ACARA), Singapore, 2017-Chairman, ArchiprixSEA 2016, Bandung, Indonesia, 2016
-Curator, The Pavilion of Singapore at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 2016
-Organizer, Japan Architecture Internship Workshop Program, Japan Creative Centre Embassy of Japan in Singapore, 2014-2015
-Jury, The ULI Asia Pacific Awards, The Urban Land Institute, 2009-2011
-Member, The Young Leaders Group, The Urban Land Institute, Japan, 2006-2011
-Organizer, AsiaGSD, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2002-2004

 

Major Exhibitions:
-Kyoto Architecture Film Festival (KAFF), Kyoto, Japan. 2023

-The Pavilion of Singapore at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. 2020-2021
-The Pavilion of Singapore at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. 2018
-The Pavilion of Singapore at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. 2016
-ABILIA Edutainment Park Fire Station, Shanghai EXPO, China, 2010-Machinic Processes, Architectural Biennial Beijing, China. 2010

-Machinic Processes, Beijing Architectural Biennale, Beijing, China. 2010
-Meeting of Minds, Star Alliance CNBC, UK. 2010
-The Flow of the Modern Architecture in Japan, Exhibition, Argentina. 2009
-Asian Body, BTAP 798 Art District, Beijing, China. 2007

 

Major Publications:
-Co-Author, To Gather: The Architecture of Relationships: The Singapore Pavilion, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, ISBN:978-981-14-5750-0 2021

-Author, HDB: Homes of Singapore, ISBN:978-981-11-2286-6, 2017
-Author and Editor, Space to Imagine Room for Everyone, DesignSingapore Council, Ministry of Communication and Information, ISBN:978-981-11-1610-0, 2017
-Editor in Chief , Vertical Cities Asia, Volume 5, Everyone Contributes, ISBN:978­-9-­810-­95994-­4, 2016
-Chief Editor, Past Wisdom in Future Design, CASA, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, ISBN:9-789810-969950, 2015
-Editor in Chief , Vertical Cities Asia, Volume 4, Everyone Connects, ISBN:978­-9-­810-­95994-­4, 2015-Editorial Adviser, ‘Innovating the Hub ­Ecosystem for Healthy, Strategic Growth Singapore Sports Hub’, Architecture and Urbanism (A+U) Asia Edition, ISBN:978­-981-­09­4724-­8, 2015
-Editor in Chief , Vertical Cities Asia, Volume 3, Everyone Harvests, ISBN:978-9-810-91116-4, 2014-Chief Editor, Singapore, Capital City for Vertical Green, a+u, special issue 12:07, ISBN:978-981-07-2215-9, 2012
-Contributor, Rudolf Steiner and Architecture, TIERKREIS, August 2010
-Chief Editor, a+u, special issue 09:08, Architectural Transformation via BIM, August 2009
-Chief Editor, a+u, 08:02 449, Global Strategies in Architecture, February 2008

 

宮内智久
ハーバード大学デザイン大学院建築学部修了
南カリフォルニア建築大学建築学部学士卒
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一級建築士
京都美術工芸大学建築学科 教授
株式会社宮内智久建築都市研究所 一級建築士事務所 主宰 

 

建築家・キュレーター・教育者。研究・教育分野は、起業家精神と実験としての建築実践、現代建築理論、建築キュレーションなど。2000年、南カリフォルニア建築大学(SCI-Arc)建築学科優秀賞卒、2004年、ハーバード大学デザイン大学院(GSD)建築学MARCHII修了。在学時代、グレッグ・ウォルシュ(フランク・ゲーリー元パートナー)、ジム・スタッフォード(モルフォシス元パートナー)、新井清一(SCI-Arc Japan Studio@京都精華大学)、ロジャー・シャーマン、エリック・A.カーン、トム・ウィスコム、ニール・デナリ、マーク・マクベイ(元OMA)、マイケル・スピークス、ジェフリー・イナバ、アレハンドロ・アラヴェナ、ラファエル・モネオ、リック・ジョイ、森俊子(マテリアルスタディ)、塚本由晴、貝島桃代(ハーバード大学GSDにてティーチングアシスタントを務める)など、世界の名だたる建築家に師事。

 

SCI-Arc卒業後まもなく、東京でISSHO建築事務所を共同設立。東京、上海でアート・空間・建築に関する様々なプロジェクトを設計。2010年、経済産業省「JAPAN DESIGN+」新進デザイナー20人に選出。東京を拠点に独創的な建築活動を続けるかたわら、『建築と都市』(A+U)副編集長として10年間に渡り従事。世界各地の著名な建築物を訪れ、建築家にインタビューを行うことで、建築と建築実務への理解を深める。実務・キュレーション・教育における専門知識を組み合わせることで、建築に関する幅広い見識を持つ。その建築分野におけるバランスの取れた視点により、学生にとって良きメンターであり、異なる実践や文化の架け橋となるアンバサダーとして活躍。2016年、2018年、2020-2021年の第15回、第16回、第17回ヴェネチア・ビエンナーレ国際建築展では、シンガポール館のキュレーターを務める。

Photo from his student days

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