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CHIEF DIRECTOR・ OSAKA

Kenji YONEZAWA

After graduating from Kyoto City University of Arts with a degree in Design, Yonezawa joined NIKKEN SEKKEI and then transferred to Nikken Space Design in 1994. Since he joined Nikken Group, he has been engaged in a number of design projects for public spaces, while working mainly on projects for restaurants and hotels. These projects brought him numerous awards including an Award for Excellence from the Interior Planning Award, the Design Award for Light and Lighting from The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan and JCD Design Award. He has also been awarded prizes abroad at the World Architecture Festival and iC@ward International Design Awards. Projects he has been involved in have appeared in many overseas publications such as Bar & Restaurants. He currently teaches public space design part time in the Department of Design at Osaka University of Arts.

CAREER

PRIZE

2017-The Architecutural Association of Japan "Architecture and Society" Award / Renovations for Astellas Pharma Entry into Kyoto Research Park
2017-The Best of New Offices Awards Promotion prize, Chubu New Office promotion prize/ Chukyo TV Broadcasting Co. Ltd, Headquarters
2014-Interior Planning Award/Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbo
2012-SDA(Sign Design Association)AWARD/ KISTIC Sign design
2012-JCD Design Awards(Best 100 design)/ Dolce * PONTE VECCHIO
2011-Good Design Award/ KRP Bldg #9 Sign design
2011-SOGO HODO, IJP Visual Advertising Awards,Indoor Division,Honorable Mention/KISTIC
2011-SDA(Sign Design Association)AWARD,Kansai District Awards/ KRP Bldg #9 Sign design
2011-JCD Design Awards/ Best 100 design/ KRP Bldg #9
2011-Nihon Mokuzai Seisounendandai Rengokai 14th Mokuzai Katsuyou Competition Special Prize/ KRP Bldg #9
2010-The Ring iC@ward International Design Honorable Mention/ KRP Bldg #9
2010-The Kyoto Design Association Kyoto Design Grand Award/ KRP Bldg #9 Sign design
2010-Interior Planning Award for excellece/ Restaurant “ U: Ponte Vecchio”
2010-Interior Planning Award/ Restaurant “Modo Di Ponte Vecchio”
2010-Interior Planning Award/ Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Chapel
2009-JCD Design Awards Kansai/ Best Designer “Best Design 10”
2009-JCD Design Awards/ Best Design 100/ Restaurant “Modo Di Ponte Vecchio”
2009-JCD Design Awards/ Best Design 100/ Restaurant “ U: Ponte Vecchio”
2009-JCD Design Awards/ Best Design 100/ Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Chapel
2009-The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan/ Lighting Design Prize/ Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Chapel
2008-The Best of New Offices Awards/ Kinki New Office promotion prize/ Kyoto Research Park 8th Building
2007-“WA/KUKAN Best 100” Awards/ Japanese Dining Cafe “Ebisu”
2007-Oumi Design Universal Design Awards/ Calbee Shiga Factory
2005-The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan/ Lighting spread prize, excellent facilities prize/ Italian Restaurant “Ponte Vecchio”
‘04-‘05-Nashop Lighting Awards/ Nashop Prize/ Italian Restaurant “Ponte Vecchio”
2003-Nashop Lighting Awards/ Nashop Prize/ Italian Restaurant “Mensa Ponte Vecchio”

2002-The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan Kansai Awards/ Italian Restaurant “Mensa Ponte Vecchio”
2012 The Westin Osaka | Guest Rooms | refurbishment
2012 hotel nikko kanazawa buffet restaurant “The Garden House”
2012 Fukuoka University – Building 2 (Faculty of Commerce)
2011 Dessert Restaurant “ Dolce * PONTE VECCHIO”
2011 Itarian Restaurant “ ECHI PONTE VECCHIO”
2010

Kyoto Research Park“ KRP Bldg #9”

2009 Hotel Tokyu Bizfort Hakata
2009 Italian Restaurant “Modo Di Ponte Vecchio”
2008 Excel Tokyu Hotel Hakata | Guestrooms refurbishment
2008 Italian Restaurant “ U: Ponte Vecchio”
2007 Apartment N4 Tower
2007 Namisho Gakuen Kumatori Campus Building A
2007 DUBLE TREE BY HILTON NAHA
2007 Hotel Nikko Kanazawa | Chapel refurbishment
2006 Japanese Dining Café “Ebisu”
2006 Kyoto Research Park 8th Building
2005 Hotel Nikko Osaka | Guestrooms refurbishment
2004 Italian Restaurant “Ponte Vecchio”