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Masahiro Horiuchi received his professional education in both Japan and the United States, and has also worked professionally in both countries, forming a view of the urban environment which combines the practice from both sides of the Pacific.

His primary interest lies in the design of public space, and apart from the creation of plaza for Hibiya Chanter in Yurakucho, one of the most popular spots in Tokyo, he has undertaken a wide variety of public projects both for municipal governments, as well as for public corporations. In particular, he has been responsible for the formulation of design guidelines for the regional development of Tokyo, Yokohama and Chiba.

He has pioneered the use of interactive computer graphics in the planning process, not only as a design aid but also as a tool to assist in the building of a consensus among the various groups from all sectors involved in, or affected by, proposed developments.


Education

Tokyo National University of Fine ArtsB.Arch1978
University of Tokyo
Yoshinobu Ashihara Laboratory
M.Eng1980
Yale School of Architecture
Post-professional Programme
M.Arch 1983


Employment History

1995- ... Toshikobo,
Tokyo/Vancouver
Associate
1987-95 Archisoft,
Tokyo
Principal
1993-95 Horiuchi & Associates,
Tokyo
Principal
1983-85 Edward Larrabee Barnes
& Associates
, New York
Planning & Design
1980-81 Arata Isozaki & Associates,
Tokyo
Design Development
.