Architect/Professor Emeritus,University of Tokyo

After graduating from Tokyo’s Waseda University with a B.A. and an M.A. in Architecture, Naito held the position of chief architect at the office of Fernando Higueras in Madrid, Spain. He then went on to work at the Tokyo office of Japanese architect Kiyonori Kikutake before establishing Naito Architect & Associates in 1981. From 2001 to 2011, Naito worked as a professor at the University of Tokyo, in the Department of Civil Engineering. He served as executive vice president of the University of Tokyo from 2010 to 2011, and since then has served as an emeritus professor there. From 2007 to 2009, Naito also served as chairman of the Good Design Award jury committee.
His work includes the Toba Sea-Folk Museum, Makino Museum of Plants and People, Shimane Arts Center, Hyugashi Station, TORAYA Kyoto, The Gymnasium in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Kusanagi Sports Complex, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Takatamatsubara Tsunami Memorial Park-Takatamatsubara National Tsunami Memorial,Shibuya Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line), and KYOTO KYUKYODO.