Fumihiko Maki, principal of Maki and Associates, was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1928. He has studied and taught at the University of Tokyo and Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. In 1965, Maki founded Maki and Associates, an international architecture firm in Tokyo. Maki’s achievements have been widely recognized through awards , including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Union of International Architects Gold Medal, the Wolf Prize, the Prince of Wales Prize in Urban Design, the Praemium Imperiale, and the AIA Gold Medal. His recent projects include 4 World Trade Center, Singapore Mediacorp, Aga Khan Museum, and Tokyo Denki University.