A portrait of Masato Sekiya
A portrait of Masato Sekiya

Architect

Masato Sekiya

Working mainly on the construction of new residences, I also undertake the renovation of older homes and the production and design of commercial facilities. After graduating Art University, using the skills I acquired in my studies of oil painting, I worked in the design department of a housing company. While employed, I studied for and passed the exam to get the national qualification of Architect First Class. Later I moved out on my own and set up the Planet Creations Masato Sekiya Architectural Design Studio.

As an independent architect, I continued to work in the Keihanshin (Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe) area on a variety of residences and other projects, and my work has been featured in various media, such as academic journals, professional magazines, TV programs, etc., both in Japan and abroad.

Curriculum Vitae

Membership

  • Member of the Architectural Institute of Japan
  • Member of The Japan Institute of Architects and Registered as an Architect
  • Member of the Japan Association of Architectural Firms
  • Member of the Nara Association of Architects and Building Engineers

Occupation Description

In the main, clients request me to design residences for them, but I also undertake a variety of designs, including apartment complexes, commercial facilities, medical facilities, store design and remodeling.

My designs encompass a variety of materials, ranging from wooden constructions and reinforced concrete to steel frame construction.

Geographical Area

In principle, I will work on projects both domestic and overseas, however in the latter case, transportation and business trip expenses will be charged in addition to normal fees.

Biography

1956

Born in Kochi Prefecture. Childhood spent in Osaka. Subsequently moved to Yamato Koriyama City in Nara Prefecture, and still in residence there. After graduating high school, with aims of becoming a painter, was accepted to Musashino Art University. As a student there, received tutelage from Aso Saburo and learned the basics of modeling.

1980

After graduating Art University, employed by Kobori Juken Inc. (Present name – Yamada SXL Home Co., Ltd) . After initially working at various branch offices, employed in Custom Housing Department (Present name – SXL Kobori Homes Design Workshop) to design deluxe residences and business premises in the Osaka-Kobe area.

1994

Met Yamamoto Ryosuke, winner of the Yoshida Isoya Prize in architecture. Deeply impressed by the man himself, and his work as an architect, was immensely affected by him. From meeting until independence, spent regular days off from work at SXL, at Yamamoto Atelier receiving instruction and guidance.

2001

Founded Planet Creations Masato Sekiya Architectural Design Studio and began work as an independent architect.

Awards

2017

Architectural Institute of Japan Selected Work

Published (Cliff House at Tenkawa)

2016

Wood Design Award 2016

Lifestyle Section (Clean Life Co. Ltd Main Branch Building)

Heisei Year 28 Japan Association of Architectural Firms

Architecture Awards Outstanding Performance Award (Jitugyou Co. Ltd Main Branch Building)

JCD Design Award 2016

Best 100 (Clean Life Co. Ltd Main Branch Building)

29th Nikkei New Office Awards

Incentive Award (Jitugyou Co. Ltd Main Branch Building)

Architectural Institute of Japan Selected Works 2016

Published (Hasegawa Hinoki)

2015

JIA Excellent Building Selection

Published (Jitugyou Co. Ltd Main Branch Building)

2015 ARCASIA Architecture Award

Gold Medal (Navi Struct House 2)

Heisei Year 27 Japan Association of Architectural Firms

Architectural Award Small Scale Design Department Incentive Award (Navi Struct House 2)

Japan Stucco Association Award

10th Annual Award (House in Nishijin)

13th Annual Environmental Equipment Design Award

Awarded (House at Kudaraji)

Heisei Year 26 Annual Kyoto Landscape Award

Architecture Department (House at Nishijin)

2014

15th JIA Environmental Architecture Award

Residential Section Most Excellent Award (Navistruct House 2)

Kyoto Design Awards

Category B Area 4 Winner (House in Nishijin)

9th Kinokenchiku (Wooden Architecture) Awards

NCN Wooden Skeleton Structure Awards (Monostruct Office)

2013

Kyoto Design Awards

Winner (House in Nishino To-in)

Passive Design Competition

Residential design Section Judge Nozawa Award (House in Kudara-ji)

Heisei Year 25 Member of the Japan Association of Architectural Firms Architectural Awards

mall Size Architecture Category Incentive Award (Universal House)

13th JIA Environmental Architecture Awards

Residential Category Excellent Award (House in Nishino To-in)

16th Timber Application Contest

Residential Category Award (House in Kudara-ji)

Selected Works 2013

Architectural Institute of Japan (Universal House)

2012

Environmental Design Awards 2012

Tokyo Gas Special Award (Univeral House)

Selected Works 2012

Architectural Institute of Japan (House in Ashiya)

2011

Passive Design Competition

Excellence Award (House in Nishino To-in)

14th Timber Application Contest

Special Award (Morita General Legal Business Office)

Kanden (Kansai Electric Power) Residential Planning Contest

Excellence Award (House in Nishino To-in)

2010

Daikin Industries Air Style Contest

Grand Prize (House in Asukadai)

2009

12th Timber Application Contest

Category Award (Restaurant in Ninokuchi)

Kanden (Kansai Electric Power) Residential Planning Contest

Most Excellence Award (House in Mimurodo)

2008

11th Timber Application Contest

Category Award (House in Joubonjicho)

Residential Environment Awards

Tokyo gas Special Award (House in Joubonjicho)

2005

Real Japan House

Honorable Mention (House in Yuzaki)

2003

Renovation of Imaicho Competition

Excellence Award