Born in Osaka (1971), after completing the postgraduate course at the Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University in 1997,
Hirata was employed from 1997-2005 at Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects.
Under Ito, Hirata worked on projects including the Sendai Mediatheque (execution design), Miyagi; Aluminum House in Sakurajosui, Tokyo; “Forum for Music, Dance and Visual Culture”, Gent and TOD’S Omotesando Building, Tokyo.
In 2005, Hiratata established Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office in Tokyo.
Specially-appointed associate professor at Tohoku University.
Part time lecturer at Kyoto University and Tokyo University.