Edward Suzuki

Edward Suzuki 鈴木エドワード

Edward Suzuki (1947–)  was born of German and Japanese descent in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. He earned his B.Arch. from the University of Notre Dame and his M.Arch. in urban design from Harvard University. Upon graduation he worked for Kenzo Tange & URTEC before establishing his own practice, Edward Suzuki Associates, in Tokyo in 1977.

Suzuki’s work has brought him many accolades at home and abroad. Double Rainbow, a private residence in Karuizawa, Japan, received the 2015 International Architecture Award administered by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. He is a three-time recipient of the same institution’s Green Good Design Award, most recently for his design of the International School of Asia, Karuizawa. EDDI’s House, a prefabricated system built in collaboration with Daiwa House, has received multiple prizes. In 2017 Suzuki’s proprietary model for predicting atomic and molecular structures won the Special Genius Award at the 31st World Genius Convention in Tokyo. Among his published papers is “Atommetrics: Another View of Atomic Structure Based on Electron Orbital Geometry,” which appeared in the international science periodical FORMA (2002, 2007). He is the author of the 2013 collection of essays Kami no dezain tetsugaku, which was revised and updated in the English-language edition GOoD Design Philosophy in 2017.

Books by Edward Suzuki
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    GOoD Design Philosophy

    While attending the Harvard Graduate School of Design on a Fulbright scholarship in the early 1970s, architect Edward Suzuki worked in the office of inventor and futurist Buckminster Fuller, an experience that deepened his curiosity as a student of life. …