About Yoshiro and Yoshio Taniguchi

Biography of Yoshiro Taniguchi

1904 Born June 24 in Katamachi, Kanazawa, to a family whose kiln produced Kutani ware
1911 Enrolled in Affiliated Primary School of Ishikawa Prefectural Normal School
1918 Enrolled in Second Prefectural Middle School
1922 Enrolled in Fourth High School
1925 Graduated, Fourth High School. Enrolled in Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Imperial University
1928 Enrolled in Graduate School of Architecture, Tokyo Imperial University
1930 Lecturer, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1938 Traveled to Germany on commission from Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work on construction of Japanese garden in the Embassy
1942 Architectural Institute of Japan Prize for the research on wind pressure of buildings
1943 Doctorate in Engineering. Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1949 Architectural Institute of Japan Prize for Toson Memorial Hall and other projects
1952 Member, Cultural Properties Specialists Council. Completed Ishikawa Prefecture Textile Hall
1956 Architectural Institute of Japan Prize for Second Factory of Chichibu Cement Corporation
1956 Mainichi Culture Prize for "Shugakuin Imperial Villa"
1959 Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art and Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery
1961 Japan Art Academy Prize for Crown Prince's Palace and other projects
1962 Member, Japan Art Academy. Completed Hotel Okura
1964 Inaugural director, Museum Meiji-Mura
1965 Retired from Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he became Emeritus Professor
1968 Member, Council for Protection of Cultural Properties, Agency for Cultural Affairs.
Completed Toyokan, Tokyo National Museum
1973 Order of Cultural Merit
1974 Completed Japanese-Style Annex of the State Guest House, Akasaka Palace
1978 Named first honorary citizen, Kanazawa City
1979 Died February 2, age 74. Posthumously awarded Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure

Biography of Yoshio Taniguchi

1937 Born October 17 in Tokyo as eldest son of Yoshiro Taniguchi
1945 Attended Kanazawa Juichiya Elementary School and Kanazawa Minma Elementary School during the war
1960 Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Keio University
1964 Master's degree in Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
1965-72 Member, Kenzo Tange Studio, Department of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo; and Kenzo Tange and URTEC
1975 Established architectural office, Taniguchi, Takamiya and Associates
1979 President, Taniguchi and Associates
1980 Architectural Institute of Japan Prize for Shiseido Art Museum
1984 Isoya Yoshida Award for Ken Domon Museum of Photography
1987 Japan Art Academy Prize for Ken Domon Museum of Photography
1990 Public Buildings Award and Mainichi Art Award for Tokyo Sea Life Park
1994 Murano Togo Award for Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art and Marugame City Library
1996 Honorary member, American Institute of Architects
1997 Selected architect of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, through limited international competition
2001 Architectural Institute of Japan Prize for Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, Tokyo National Museum
2003-10 Visiting Professor at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Department of Architecture
2005 Received the Praemium Imperiale in Honor of Prince Takamatsu
2007 Honorary member, Royal Institute of British Architects
2008 Member,Japan Art Academy
2015 Isamu Noguchi Award from Noguchi Museum, U.S.A.
2015 Honorary member, Japan Institute of Architects
2016 "Piranesi Prix de Rome" from Adrianea Academy of Architecture and Archaeology, Italy
2018 Public Buildings Award for Heisei Chishinkan Wing, Kyoto National Museum
2019 Honorary director, Yoshiro and Yoshio Taniguchi Museum of Architecture, Kanazawa
2020 Murano Togo Award for D.T.Suzuki Museum
2020 Honorary member, Architectural Institute of Japan
2021 Person of Cultural Merit