Our Philosophy

1 Sensuous space for human being

Our goal is to create the space which can make Human Beings feel joys.

2 Design from dialogue

We value conversations not only with clients but also the communication between collaborating designers, specialists, constructors, and our staffs.
Our design process is similar to bottom-up design or network design.

3 Nature-friendly architecture

The 21st century is the century of the environment.
There is no doubt that architecture is an artificial matter. However, we are trying to blur the border between nature and architecture. By doing so, we can achieve our final goal —sustainable architectures.

4 Create new value

We are always trying to create new values.
While renovating an old house, there is always a possibility to bring in a new point of view. With the new point of view, not only we provide our client with a comfortable space, but also create a better environment for everyone.

5 Respect for joy and humor

We hope the space been design by us is always full of happiness.
For us, freedom and pleasantness are more critical than stoic aesthetics.

Company Profile

Kenta SANO and Associates, Architects

Accounting Month :September
Number of employees :2

Business description

Design and supervision of architecture (Regard less of size,use,
new construction,reconstruction,etc.). Furuniture,lighting,other product design, urban design,landscape design,etc.

And Further more, we accept projects anywhere!

Our members

Kenta SANO
First Class Architect in Japan
(Registration Number: No. 337944)

  • 1974 Born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1993 Waseda Jitsugyo High School,Tokyo, Japan
  • 1997 Bachelor of Geography Waseda University
  • 2002 Bachelor of Architecture Tokyo Science University
  • 2004 Master of Architecture Yokohama National University
  • 2004-2015 Worked at Toyo ITO and Associates, Architects
  • 2015 Founded Kenta SANO and Associates, Architects
  • languages
  • Japanese Native
  • Chinese Fluent
  • English Conversant

Design Chief

First Class Architect in Japan
(Registration Number: No. 383498)

  • 1991 Born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 2009 Toyama High School, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2014 Bachelor of Architecture Yokohama
    National University
  • 2016 Master of Architecture Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture
  • 2016- Kenta SANO and Associates, Architects


  • 1992 Born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 2011 Hiroo High School, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2015 Bachelor of Architecture Chiba Institute of Technology
  • 2018 Master of Architecture Chiba Institute of Technology
  • 2018-2021 Worked at Architectural Office Atolie
  • 2021- Kenta SANO and Associates, Architects


  • 2021 Honorable Mention, Roukando Reception Centre in Iwate Competition
  • 2020 GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2020
  • 2020 Honorable Mention, awa Holzbau Project Design Competition
  • 2019 Honorable Mention, Sky Design Awards
  • 2018 Honorable Mention, SD Review 2018
  • 2017 Finalist, Park Centre in Aobayama Park Competition
  • 2016 Finalist, Cultural Complex Centre in Ishinomaki Competition
    (collaborate with Mikio TAI )