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Shigeru Ban

Architect
Shigeru Ban Architects

After graduating from the Cooper Union, Ban started working for Arata Isozaki & Associates in 1982. He founded Shigeru Ban Architects in 1985 and became consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 1995. Selected works include Nicolas G. Hayek Center, Centre Pompidou-Metz, and Oita Prefecture Art Museum. He is a Visiting Professor of Harvard University GSD and Cornell University (2010), and currently Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design (2011-), Guest Professor at Keio University (2015-) and Laureate of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize.