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New Year Issue (Jan.)


Aiming toward being a 21st Century International AA School

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Art and Architecture School

Principal Akasaka talking on the aspirations of the AA School

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Art and Architecture School of Waseda University (Principal: Professor Yoshiaki Akasaka), a commemorative banquet was held on November 4.

Since the establishment in 1911 of the Waseda Workman's School with the four departments of machinery, electrical, architecture, and mining and metallurgy, the school has undergone many changes to keep up with the times, and in 2001 changed its name to the Art and Architecture School. Currently, with a 2 department system of architecture and urban design architecture, the school, with prominent architect tutors, is aiming to become an international AA School (Art & Architecture School) that raises true professionals. In October, a new architecture studio was completed on Meiji Street, and with a glass fa巽ade, extending the work and dispatch area for students to display their excellent works.

The commemorative banquet was attended by about 160 guests with many current and past students, and people involved in the school in attendance. After speeches by Principal Akasaka and President Kamata, a toast and congratulatory address on behalf of the guests were given, it was a valuable opportunity to look back on the past history as well as look toward the future.