Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates was founded by Architect Ryuichi Ashizawa. Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect/Professor of the University of Shiga Prefecture. Born in Kanagawa in 1971. After graduating from Waseda University in 1994, he worked for Tadao Ando Architect & associates. He started his own firm, RYUICHI ASHIZAWA ARCHITECTS & associates in 2001. Since 2015 at present time he is a professor in the University of Shiga Prefecture. His main projects are AQUA METROPOLIS OSAKA, GROTTO, MA OF WIND, ECOTONE HOTEL IN BIWA LAKE, FACTORY IN THE EARTH, and SPIRAL GARDEN etc. He has been awarded with local and international awards, such as the 25th Japan Federation of Architects & Building Engineers Associations award 1st Prize(JAPAN), Good Design Award 2004, Yoshinobu Ashiwara award (JAPAN), Sustainable Housing Awards Housing Finance Agency Awards(JAPAN), SD review 2007 SD prize(JAPAN), JIA environmental Architecture Award(JAPAN), LEAF Award(U.K.), Energy Globe Award(Austria), International Architecture Awards FuturArc Green Leadership Award (Singapore), Dedalo Minosse Award 2016/2017, First prize in International Architecture Award 2018 to name a few.