Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
2011 Fazlur R. Khan Medal Winner

Dr. Akira Wada
Tokyo Institute of Technology


Since becoming Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1989, Dr. Wada has been widely acknowledged as a leading expert in structural engineering, especially seismic design, and has held a number of important posts on various committees. He has also been chair of the CTBUH Japan Chapter since its formation in 2010 and was recently named the new president of the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) in June 2011.

Few men have contributed so greatly to the understanding and development of tall building structures in seismically active regions, and his recent election as the new president of the AIJ is a testament to the significant influence of his career.”
  –  Prof. Sang Dae Kim, CTBUH Chairman, Korea University