Kaz Yoneda

Design Critic in Architecture

Kaz Yoneda is the Bureau's founding principal. Born in Seattle and raised in California, Kaz went on to receive a B.Arch. (Hons) from Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. After a two-year collaboration with Sou Fujimoto in Tokyo, he attended Harvard GSD and received his M.Arch. II (Hons) in 2011. Thereafter, he was appointed to run Harvard GSD’s Studio Abroad with Toyo Ito in Tokyo. After serving as an inaugural director of space design for Takram from 2011 to 2014, Kaz launched bureau0-1. In 2018, Bureau 0–1 became incorporated.

As Kaz is invested equally in practice, research and education, he serves as an Adjunct Professor at Hosei University, Lecturer at Japan Women’s University, and a faculty member of UCLA xLAB program. He has previously taught at Cornell University, Tokyo University, Nihon University College of Fine Arts, and particularly at Keio University as the Project Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Design during 2016-2019, in addition to lecturing at various institutions. He has also served as an advisor for various institutions, such as the Strelka Institute and Keio SFC.

In 2014, Kaz was shortlisted for the prestigious Wheelwright Prize. In 2018, he was awarded the Richard Rogers Fellowship. Kaz's interviews and written pieces have been published in Shinkenchiku, GA Japan 138, The Architectural Review, Redshift, and Built. He has contributed to or have been featured on Metropolis, WIRED, Motherboard, ICON, and Architecture Boston. His works have been exhibited at dOCUMENTA 13, Art Institute of Chicago Sullivan Galleries, and 21_21 Design Sight.