Toru Hasegawa Biography

Up-and-coming artist Toru Hasegawa works as both sculptor and architect "exploring architecture as an abstract informational system."

Hasegawa received a BS in Architecture from Hosei University in Tokyo in 2003, and a MA in Architecture from Columbia University in New York in 2006. He has been featured in several publications and has received many awards. He currently is based in New York, working at Proxy Architects, of which he is a founding partner.

Proxy is a multi-platform design firm that explores architecture as an abstract informational system, interfacing through tools and imagery with many others - including the worlds of science, computation, and medicine. Proxy works on a diverse array of projects, ranging between custom software, product design and complex building structures.

Selected Exhibitions

2006 - - ACADIA 2006 Proceedings - ACADIA 2006: Synthetic Landscapes - Palast der Republik, "Steel and Freedom", Aedes Berlin Gallery, Germany - (un)Natural Selection, Avery Hall, Columbia University, NY

2003 - Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Awards and Honors

2006 - Columbia University Honors Award for Excellence in Design

2002 - GINZA 2020 Chaos Project, Best Design Award, Hosei University, Japan

2000 - Cultural Access Point Project, Hosei University, Japan

1997 - Kindergarten Project, Best Design Award, Hosei University, Japan