Edward Suzuki is an architect of German and Japanese parentage who earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame and Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University. He worked part-time at the office of master architect and futurist Buckminster Fuller while attending Harvard on a Fullbright scholarship. He also worked with Shoji Sadao, where he became acquainted and worked hand in hand with the late Japanese-American sculptor, Isamu Noguchi and went on to work for Kenzo Tange in Tokyo. He devised the “EDDi-Pod”, a living space that can be constructed in a day in times of emergency. He won over a dozen major awards in Japan and the United States, the most recent being the prestigious “GREEN GOOD DESIGN Award 2011” from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design for a house he designed in Shimogamo, Kyoto. His current project is to turn his design for the International School of Asia, Karuizawa scheduled to open its doors in 2014 into a reality.