President of Studio Iwase, and Assistant Professor
Ryoko Iwase is President of Studio Iwase, and Assistant Professor of the Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University, where she also graduated from the Faculty of Engineering and completed her master’s degree. She worked at EM2N Architects in Switzerland and at Kengo Kuma and Associates before establishing her own firm after winning the 2013 Kizu River Waterfront Competition held by Osaka Prefecture; her prizewinning waterfront renovation, Tocotocodandan, was completed in 2017. Iwase’s practice covers multiple areas from architectural spaces to public-works infrastructure and public space design. She has received the grand prize of the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture Award, the Good Design Gold Award, the Tokyo University of the Arts Emerald Award and the Best Debutant Award.