Balazs Bognar is an American architect and a design director at Kengo Kuma and Associates. He received his Master in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at Washington University of St. Louis. Bognar has been based in Tokyo and working with Kengo Kuma since 2007, focusing on projects primarily in the United States, but also in Canada, Australia, China, and Japan. Significant projects completed with Kengo Kuma include the Red Bull Music Academy Japan (Tokyo, 2014), Shizuku by Chef Naoko (Portland, 2016), Portland Japanese Garden (2017), Suteki House (Happy Valley, 2017), and the soon to be completed Rolex Tower (Dallas). He has projects in progress in Sydney, Tokyo, Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Vail, Colorado.
Text and cover image courtesy Portland Japanese Garden.