September 29, 2005 (Thu.)
Ando, Tadao
(Architect, Japan)
"The Earth is Crying"

Biography of Mr. Tadao Ando
Mr. Tadao Ando was born in Osaka, Japan in 1941. Self education in architecture. Founded Tadao Ando Architect & Associates in 1969. Major works include the Church of the Light, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. the Hyogo Prefectural Museum Of Art, the International Library of Children's Literature, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Chichu Art Museum. From 1997 to 2003, he was a Professor of the University of Tokyo, from 2003 to 2005, an Emeritus Professor, and from 2005, a Special University Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo

Main Awards
1979 The Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan for the Row House, Sumiyoshi in 1979
1985 Alvar Aalto Prize
1993 Japan Art Academy Prizes
1995 The Pritzker Architecture Prize
1996 Praemiun Imperiale architecture laireate in 1996
2002 AIA Gold Medal