History of Tekuto

President Yasuhiro Yamashita established the firm in 1991.

It was long time dream for Yamashita to have his own practice and he worked ravenously.

After the Hanshin Awaji great earthquake disaster in 1995, Yamashita came to realize the importance of the social aspect of the architect, when he started performing voluntary activities using hisarchitectural expertise.

Yamashita has won various architectural and design prizes worldwide since 2004 and has expanded his activities internationally.

After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, Kenji Mizukami, Executive Vice-President, and Ben Matsuno, Managing Director, joined forces to set up. New Atelier Tekuto, with new offices outside Tokyo, to start positively participate in various local activities.


  • July 1991Yamashita-Kai Architectural Institute was established in Kita-ku, Tokyo
  • July 1995Assumed the new name of Atelier Tekuto,and moved to Toshima-ku, Tokyo
  • July 2005Conversion into a corporation, Atelier Tekuto limited company
  • September 2005Moved to Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
  • July 2006Changed to Atelier Tekuto Co., Ltd.
  • September 2009Moved to Jingu-mae
  • July 2013Tekuto West (Atelier Tekuto Fukuoka branch) was established
  • September 2014Tekuto South (Atelier Tekuto Kagoshima branch) was established.
  • November 2014Integrated with Ma Design office and Life+ Shelter Associates
  • February 2015Amami Architects Co., Ltd. was established