Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando is a leading figure in international architecture and design - disciplines he has perfected over the course of his impressive career. He was initiated into the profession in the early 1960s, and has since developed his skills independently as his contemporary work has become increasingly sought after.

Highly regarded as an expert in his field, he has been responsible for over 150 construction projects of various sizes in Japan and internationally, including the Azuma building in Osaka, Chichu Art Museum in Naoshima, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, and the Teatro Armani in Milan.

Today, Ando is one of the most renowned and respected architects in the world, influencing future generations with his innovative approach to design. The autodidactic architect is renowned for uniting Japanese design traditions with modern Western expression and combining pure, simple lines with geometric shapes and organic expression.