Design Philosophy

Shimizu Structural Engineers is a team of architects and structural engineers with the ambition of developing society through architectural activities.
We believe that engineering has the capacity of creating new design features:
” Art without engineering is dreaming. Engineering without art is calculating”.

shimizu Yasumasa Shimizu
清水靖真
CEO
Structural Engineer
Biography
1980
2002
2005
2005-2014
2008-2010
2015-
2018-
Born in Hiroshima
Yokohama National University (B.Eng)
Yokohama National University (M.Eng)
Worked for TIS&PARTNERS [Tokyo,Japan](Consulting structural Engineers)
Part-time Lecturer of Architecture at Tokyo Denki University[Tokyo,Japan]
Established SWORKS [Tokyo,Japan] (Consulting structural Engineers)
Established Shimizu Structural Engineers Co.,Ltd. [Tokyo,Japan] (Consulting structural Engineers)
Qualification Registered Architect in Japan (2009- No.334366)
Registered Structural Engineer in Japan(2015- No.9200)
Members Architectural Institute of Japan :0421971
Japan Structural Consultants Association :0902926
Publications Korean Society of Steel Constructions 3rd International Symposium on Steel Structures 2005
“Hysteresis Model of Low-rise Steel-frame Building and Its Seismic Performance”
2010 do.co.mo.mo ISC Technology seminar
“Case study of structural reinforcement with authenticity of traditional wooden temple”
“Steel engineering”(2011.8)
”Steel is a Top runner in seismic retrofitting”
Renovation of Toyo-in, a traditional wooden temple ―(Joint authorship)
Awards 1st prize The 10th Living Design Competition

Kiyo Komurai
小村井貴世

Associate
Structural Engineer, Architect, PhD Researcher
Biography
1979
2002
2004
2005-2010
2008-2009
2011-2014
2013-2015
2016-
2016-
Born in Tokyo
Tokyo Denki University (B.Architect)
Tokyo Denki University(M.Architect)
Worked for TIS&PARTNERS [Tokyo,Japan](Consulting structural Engineers)
Part-time Lecturer of Architecture at Tokyo Denki University[Tokyo,Japan]
Ecole National Superieure d’architecture,Disaster and Architecture [Paris,France]
Worked for SHIGERU BAN ARCHITECTS EUROPE [Paris,France] (Architecture)
Joined SWORKS as Partner [Tokyo,Japan] (Structural Engineers,Architect)
Researcher of Chiba University [Chiba, Japan]
Qualification Registered Architect in Japan (2011- No.346850)
Emergency Risk Discriminator (2016- No.16-1-22540)
Members Architectural Institute of Japan :1711036
Publications Research after Fukushima Earthquake Japan
Research after Kumamoto Earthquake Japan 
Research after Nepal Earthquake 
Lecture Mexico, University of Monterrey 2016.06
Mexico, University of Monterrey 2016.09
Mexico, University of Monterrey 2017.03

Alessandro Garzanti
アレッサンドロ ガルザンティ

Associate
Structural Engineer
Biography
1990
2013
2016
2018
Born in Rimini, Italy
Alma Mater Studiorum (B.Eng)
Polytechnic of Milan (M.Eng)
Researcher at Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music
Research Biomimetism: Structures in Nature,