Edward Suzuki worked alongside master architect and futurist Buckminster Fuller while attending Harvard on a Fulbright scholarship. Perhaps that’s one reason he’s a self-proclaimed student of life, regularly contemplating the structure of the atom, the environment, philosophy and the metaphysical. Edward’s bold yet organic architectural designs draw from influences both East and West, and have taken shape as far away as Kenya and China. He also devised the “EDDi-Pod”, a living space that can be constructed in a day in times of emergency. His work has brought him well over a dozen major awards here in Japan and the United States, the most recent being the prestigious “GREEN GOOD DESIGN Award 2011” from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design for a house he designed in Shimogamo, Kyoto. His current project is to turn his design for the International School of Asia, Karuizawa scheduled to open its doors in 2014 into a reality.
from “TEDxTokyo2012″ Speaker Introduction