Mitsuhiro Kanada (Structural Engineer)
Born in Tokyo in 1970. Mits Kanada has studied architectural design and structural engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a Master of Science, he joined Arup, a global engineering consultancy based in 37 countries with more than 90 offices. Based in Tokyo and London, he has been involved in groundbreaking projects such as Maison Hermes by Renzo Piano and Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Toyo Ito. Since 2007 he is an Associate Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, where he researches the possibilities of modern interpretation of traditional Japanese materials and technology. In 2017, together with Keisuke Toyoda, he has established Gluon, focused on the digital transformation of architecture and urban planning practice.