A Campus Like No Other: OIST's Revolutionary Architecture - Featuring Kenneth Kornberg and Takashi Okamoto
OIST Foundation Presents:
A CAMPUS LIKE NO OTHER: OIST's REVOLUTIONARY ARCHITECTURE
A Presentation & Discussion Featuring Kenneth Kornberg and Takashi Okamoto
Presenters Kenneth Kornberg and Takashi Okamoto were the chief architects who designed much of OIST’s campus.
Mr. Kornberg has served on numerous non-profit Boards and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Academy of Neurosciences for Architecture and GeoHazards International.
Takashi Okamoto is President of Okamoto Takashi Architectural Design. He was previously one of the leading architects of Nikken Sekkei focusing on cutting edge IT corporate campuses, educational and research complexes, and university campus developments as well as large scale commercial development both domestic and overseas. In his projects, he leads his design team to distinguished design carefully tailored to the context of the site environment as well as the sociological aspects of the building occupants. His unique design also comes from his devotion to the environmental aspects of the building. His domestic projects include the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology where the Japanese government seeks to establish a world-class research-oriented university. Here, his bold and innovative approach toward nature and biodiversity resulted in this cutting-edge research campus. At the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature located in Kyoto, his environmentally conscious approach resulted in the creation of a uniquely planned modern research facility in traditional Japanese atmosphere and highly energy efficient system.
His overseas projects include Songshang Lake R&D Base of Huawei, Huawei University, master planning and building design for Infosys Mahindra City (Infosys Chennai II), new software development campus of Infosys, Financial Center of Sunshine Insurance Group in Beijing, Technical Support Center of Ping-an Insurance group in Shanghai, China, a membership hotel in Maui island, Hawaii, and the Korea World Trade Center in Seoul.