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Jun'ichi ITO  J.I.A , ARCASIA

Jun'ichi Ito was born in Hokkaido, Japan where he earned a Diploma in Architecture from Kogakuin
University and Master of degree in the art from Tokyo University of the Arts.
 
He first worked in the Tokyo office of Cesar Pelli as project Designer for several buildings, including
the urban design and large-scale projects such as re-development and skyscraper.
   
After, he worked in the U.S.A head office of Cesar Pelli as project Designer for Mitsui Tower including
the Mitsui Headquarter which is one of largest companies in Japan and Mandarin-Oriental Hotel Tokyo
of the world's only six stars hotel.
   
In 2002, Mr. Ito founded Jun'ichi Ito Architect & Associates. The firm has designed various scale and
types from residence and urban design. He has avoided formalistic preconceptions in his designs.
He believes that buildings should be responsible citizens and that the aesthetic qualities of a building
should grow from the specific characteristics of each project such as its location, its construction
technology, and its purpose. In search of the most appropriate response to each project, his designs
have covered a wide range of solutions and materials.

In 2008, Mr. Ito completed course in Ph.D Program without dissertation in Architecture in The University
of Tokyo. He studied a survey of design techniques and research to preserve and reuse of historical
heritage buildings in Asia. Since 2004, He has a lecture on architecture at several universities.
He was invited as guest lecturers gave a lectures and teaching design at an international workshop in
Asian countries In2011, He held a Town heritage Workshop for children in Tokyo, Mr. Ito was given the
prize of the Association of Children's Environment.

From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Ito was the international Committee member of the JIA. In 2010, he was the
executive board member of JIA Kanto-Chapter. Further, From 2011 to present, He was the executive
board member of Architects Regional Council of ASIA (ARCASIA) , which is composed of the Institute
of Architects in 18 countries of ASIA

In 2000, Mr. Ito was awarded by 'The House without outlines in Takiron International Competition
(Judged by Kazuyo Sejima) '. In 2007, Mitsui Tower won Good Design Award and selected Architectural
Designs 2007 by Architectural Institute of Japan. In 2010, Edogawa Garage Club Renovation won Good
Design Award. In 2011, The Japan Institute of Architects selected Mr. Ito as one of the contemporary
architect by TSR building. Mr. Ito's work have been widely publishing and internet web-site not only
Japan but around the world.