Sachio Otani graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1946. He completed a masters degree in 1951. His career started in Kenzo Tange's studio, where he helped design post-war projects including the Hiroshima Peace Memoreal Museum (1955) and former Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. In 1960 he started his own practice and has subsequently designed a number of memorable buildings including the Kanazawa Institute of Technology (1969), the Tokyo Children's Cultural Center (1964), the Kyoto International Conference Center (1966), the Kawaramachi housing project in Kawasaki, Kanagawa (1970) and the Okinawa Convention Center (1987).
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