SHUHEI KAMIYA

Creative Director, 1st‑class certificated Architect

Shuhei Kamiya is a unique architect with international and cross-disciplinary experience that makes him possible to invent solutions in a wide range of fields from architectural design to furniture and product design, consulting, and creative directions for the clients’ success.
His strengths are logical thinking as an architect, innovative thinking as an artist, and strategic thinking as a business partner.
Fun, simplicity, beauty, and comfortability are all present simultaneously in his design.

Shuhei founded KAMIYA ARCHITECTS after working for two worldwide architects.
Bjarke Ingels is one of the best young European architects, and Shuhei worked for him as a senior architect of international competitions and large‑scale high‑rise buildings.
In addition, he researched the Nordic culture, selected as the program of the Japanese Government.

He had also worked for Kengo Kuma for nine years, one of the leading Japanese architects, and learned the importance of detailed design and Japanese Craftsmanship. As a chief architect, he was in charge of a variety of projects from large public architecture to furniture and product design.

Shuhei is currently working on projects to successes with various clients.

PROFILE

1982Born in Toyohashi city, Aichi, Japan
2005BArch/ Waseda University, Tokyo
2007MArch/ Waseda University, Tokyo
2007-2016Kengo Kuma and Associates as Chief Architect
2016-2017BJARKE INGELS GROUP as Senior Architect
Program for Upcoming Artists by Japaanese Government
2017Founded KAMIYA ARCHITECTS Co.,Ltd in Tokyo



AWARDS

  • iF DESIGN AWARD
  • GOOD DESIGN AWARD
  • Japan Institute of Architects / Architecture Selection
  • Architectural Institute of Japan / Young Architect Award
  • KUKAN DESIGN AWARD / GOLD PRIZE

AWARD LIST

2022KUKAN DESIGN AWARD / Sustainable Space of the Year
2022Architectural Institute of Japan, Young Architect Award
2022Japan Institute of Architects Architecture Selection
2022iF DESIGN AWARD
2021AACA AWARD
2021KUKAN DESIGN AWARD / GOLD PRIZE
2021GOOD DESIGN AWARD
2016Japan Wood Design Award
2014Urban Design Cultural Award / First Prize
2007Best Master Thesis Projects (Tokyo Kenchiku Collection) /First Prize
2007Waseda University Ono Azusa Memorial Award in the Field of Art
2006JT Smoking Style Competition / First Runner-Up
2006SD Review by Kajima Institute Publishing/ SD Prize

As designer at Kengo Kuma and Associates

2016Architectural Institute of Japan / Selected Architectural Designs (Kyushu Geibun Kan Museum Main Building)
2016The Japan Institute of Architects / Excellent Building Selection 100 (Kyushu Geibun Kan Museum Main Building)
2015JCD Design Award / First Runner-Up (Kayanoya in Nihonbashi)
2015Wood Architecture Award by Fukuoka Prefecture / First Prize (Kyushu Geibun Kan Museum Annex)

MEDIA

PUBLICATION LIST

09.2022Commercial Space Lighting vol.7,
06.2022Japan Architecture of the Year 2021-2022, Japan Institute of Architecture
06.2022SHOTEN KENCHIKU / July, SHOTEN KENCHIKU
05.2022Casa Brutus Web, MAGAZINE HOUSE
04.2022Discover Japan / May, Discover Japan
04.2022TECTURE MAG, tecture
03.2022Selected Architectural Designs 2021-2022, Architectural Institute of Japan
02.2022Annual of Spatial Design in Japan 2022, RIKUYOSHA
11.2021Commercial Space Lighting vol.6, SHOTENKENCHIKU
06.2021HOSPITALITY SNAPSHOTS, Office Snapshots
05.2021SPACE vol.643, CNB Media space Lab
05.2021SHOTEN KENCHIKU / June, SHOTEN KENCHIKU
03.2021TECTURE MAG, tecture
03.2021ELLE DECOR JAPAN no.169, Hearst Fujingaho
02.2021Casa Brutus / March, MAGAZINE HOUSE
12.2021AXIS / February, AXIS
12.2021SHOTEN KENCHIKU / January, SHOTEN KENCHIKU
12.2021archidaily, archidaily
11.2020pen 2020/12/1 , CCC Media House
11.2020Casa Brutus / December, MAGAZINE HOUSE
10.2020TECTURE MAG, tecture
09.2020Discover Japan / October, Discover Japan
08.2020ENGINE / September & October, SHINCHO-SHA
07.2017Discover Japan / August, Discover Japan
11.2014FRAME 101 / November and December, Frame Publishers
09.2014GA / October, A.D.A EDITA Tokyo
08.2013SHINKENCHIKU / September, SHINKENCHIKU
11.2009DETAIL / December, DETAIL Business Information
02.2010Next 100 Work of Architects & Creators, X- Knowledge
12.2009CASA BELLA Japan 783, Architects Studio Japan
06.2008GA DOCUMENT INTERNATIONAL 2008, A.D.A EDITA Tokyo

CLIENTS

PEOPLE

T. Yamaguchi

Senior Architect

After completing his MArch at Nihon University, he worked at INA for seven years, during which time he gained experience in public architecture and design competitions of various scales and uses, including cultural centers, city halls, libraries, and public health centers. He is also skilled in people management.

Y. Asako

Senior Architect, 1st-class Certified Architect

He completed his MArch at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Okuyama Laboratory). Studied architecture and sustainable design at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. After that, he worked for Yamashita Sekkei, where he experienced several international projects, including collaboration with Heatherwick Studio.

M. Ogawa

Architect, 1st-class Certified Architect

He studied under Kengo Kuma at his BArch and MArch at the University of Tokyo and interned at OMA Rotterdam. After completing school, he worked in the design department of Takenaka Corporation.

S. Sawai

Managing Partner

He completed his studies at Waseda University School of Law and studied environmental policy and business at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He joined Panasonic after the graduation and was engaged in new business development in the smart city and retail field.
He joined KA and is in charge of management, since he empathized with KA's approach of accompanying clients from business and marketing strategies to incorporate them into design.

Margarita K.

Corporate Partner

She completed her studies at Joshibi University of Art and Design. She started her career from a PR agency focusing on Hotel and Jewelry industry and has been engaged in PR and graphic design for more than ten years. At the same time, she has been teaching at a technical school since 2019. She is in charge of corporate divisions at KA.

K. Seki

Junior Architect

He completed graduate studies at Shibaura Institute of Technology, studied under Mr. Masahiro Harada at the graduate school.

COMPANY PROFILE

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KAMIYA ARCHITECTS Co.,Ltd

1st‑class certificated architectural firm
Registration No. 356327

4-10-4, Minami Aoyama,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 Japan
CEO: Shuhei Kamiya
Qualification Holders: 1st-class certificated architect: 4

SCOPE OF BUSINESS
1. Design and architecture, landscape, masterplan, consulting
2. Design of renovation of historic buildings
3. Pavilion Planning, Design, Consulting
4. Product Planning, Design, Consulting
5. Publication and translation in the field of architecture and design
6. Lecture and Workshop in the field of architecture and design
7. Branding
8. Any and all businesses incidental to each of the foregoing