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Itsuko Hasegawa (born 1941) is a noted Japanese architect. Itsuko Hasegawa was born in Shizuoka, received her degree in architecture from Kanto Gakuin University (1964), trained with Kiyonori Kikutake. In 1969, Itsuko Hasegawa entered Kazuo Shinohara's lab at the Tokyo Institute of Technology as a graduate student. After two years, she became his assistant, a far greater honor and responsibility in Japan than the expression suggests in English. In 1979 she formed her own design firm, Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier, which has designed a number of award-winning buildings in Japan and abroad. Itsuko Hasegawa is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and has received the Avon Arts Award, the Building Contractor's Society Prize for the Shonandai Cultural Center, the Cultural Award for Residential Architecture (Fukuoka, Japan), and a Design Prize from the Architectural Institute of Japan. After graduating from the Department of Architecture at Kanto Gakuin University,