Junya Ishigami, Japanese architect, is the founder and principal of junya.ishigami+associates in Japan. Born in Kanagawa, Japan, Junya Ishigami graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with an MFA in architecture in 2000. The same year, he joined the office of Kazuyo Sejima & Associates. He founded his office, junya.ishigami+associates, in 2004, and in 2010 he became an associate professor at Tohoku University.
The office has won several awards, including the AR Award for Emerging Architecture (2008); The Bauwelt Prize 2009 for KAIT Workshop; and the Golden Lion for Best Project of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale for “Architecture as Air: Study for Chateau la Coste” (2010).