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Birth date / placeSeptember 6th 1928, Tokyo, Japan
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Maki and Associates
Linked to Change thisKenzo Tange
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Fumihiko Maki Change this
born 1928, Tokyo
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Fumihiko Maki (槇文彦, Maki Fumihiko) (born Tokyo, September 6, 1928) is a Japanese architect and currently teaching at Keio University SFC. After studying at the University of Tokyo he moved to the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and then to Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 1956, he took a post as assistant professor of architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also was awarded his first commission: the design of Steinberg Hall (an art center) on the university's Danforth Campus. This building remained his only completed work in the United States until 2006, when he finished the new home for the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and Walker Hall (both also at Washington University).
He worked for Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in New York and for Sert Jackson and Associates in Cambridge and founded Maki and Associates in 1965. In 1960 he returned to Japan to help establish the Metabolism Group. He often uses metal and glass materials.