Koh Kitayama, Award winning Japanese Architect will be making his debut visit to New Zealand presenting exclusively at our ADNZ Autumn CPD series .

Koh Kitayama

As one of the world’s most talented Architects, Koh Kitayama graduated with an Architectural Degree from the Yokohama National University in 1976, then went on complete the Master program in 1980. Since then Mr Kitayama has won many awards for his work and in 2010 was chosen as the Commissioner for the Japan Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, the Venice Biennale.  Today Koh is a Professor for the Yokohama National University and Director of the Architecture WORKSHOP.


With over 30 award winning projects, Mr Kitayama will be speaking on his design and inspiration for some of his key works including the spectacular Katta Public General Hospital (collaborative project; recipient of Japan Institute of Architecture Award and others) F3 House, 10 C.T./G Flat, House in House and many others.

Mr Kitayama will be speaking in five locations around New Zealand and will be joined by Dr Andrew Barrie from Auckland University, School of Architecture and Planning.


Dr Andrew Barrie is a New Zealand-born architectural critic and designer formerly based in Tokyo. After completing doctoral studies in Japan, Andrew spent several years working as a project architect in the office of Toyo Ito, one of Japan’s most innovative and influential architects. On returning to New Zealand, he worked at Cheshire Architects in Auckland, and is a regular contributor to architecture and design journals. He has authored two books on the work of Toyo Ito, and in 2007 established Pecha Kucha Nights in New Zealand. Andrew’s own design work has won numerous awards in both NZ and Japan, and has been exhibited in both countries.


Dr Barrie will be speaking on the similarities between Japanese and New Zealand Architecture

Dates and Times:

31 March 2014 Auckland University, Engineering Theatre 1.439, 20 Symonds Street Auckland
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

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