Kikuji Ishimoto was born in Kobe.
”Absorbed in tears” proposal of a family ossuary, graduation project (1920)
Kikuji Ishimoto was a leading member of the Secessionist Architects Organization while studying at the Tokyo Imperial University.
Dr. Ishimoto with his staffs
Ishimoto then studied at the Bauhaus of Weimar where he agreed with its progressive architectural philosophy, which he later refined to a combination of Bauhaus and Japanese philosophy. After returning to Japan, he designed the head office of Asahi Newspaper Publishing Company in Tokyo, Iater recognized as a landmark during the Architectural Secession Movement.
While designing the Tokyo Shirokiya Department Store, Dr. Ishimoto founded Kataoka & Ishimoto Architectural Planning Company.
Shirokiya Department Store, Tokyo(1928)
The company name changed to, “Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, Inc.”, a first Class licensed architect office.
Nagaoka City Hall(1955)
Dr. Kikuji Ishimoto was nationally recognized for his outstanding contribution to the development and expansion of modern architecture.
Yasaji Nagano was appointed as President.
Kikuji Ishimoto passed away at the age of 69.
The headquaters office building was completed in celebration of the 45th anniversary.
Seiichi Furuhata was appointed as President.
Honda Motor Corporate Head Office(1987)
Kl Consultants Co., Inc. was founded.
Ishimoto America, Inc. was established by a joint venture with IDC (Industrial Design Corporation) USA.
Ishimoto celebrated its 70th anniversary. Michio Sugawara was appointed as President & CEO.
Polytechnic of Milan, New Campus(1998)
Ishimoto Europe s.r.l, was founded in Milan, Italy.
Michio Sugawara was appointed as Chairman & CEO.
Ishimoto celebrated its 80th anniversary.
Makoto Ishii was appointed as President & CEO.
Ishimoto celebrated its 85th anniversary.
Milano Expo 2015 Japan Pavillion
The Okinawa office was established.
Makoto Ishii was appointed as Chairman & CEO.