Kengo Kuma(隈 研 吾 Kuma Kengo ?; Kanagawa, 1954) is a Japanese architect.
“As far as my architecture is concerned, I don't have the need to make a single work, I work rather, thinking that it can disappear; even if I don't manage to completely erase architecture, I believe that an attitude that respects softness, man, the environment and nature, still has different outcomes. "
Kuma was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture, in 1954, graduated from Tokyo University in 1979. In 1987, after having been Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York, he founded the "Spatial Design studio" (now "Kengo Kuma & Associates ").
Today Kuma is a professor at the faculty of Architecture at the University of Tokyo.