Arie Kutz is a world-renowned Israeli architect. He completed his BA at the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and his MA at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Mr. Kutz is a co-founder of Nir-Kutz Architects in Israel. From 1990 to 1996 Mr. Kutz was member of the Central City Planning Team at the Tel Aviv Municipality and in 1999 he became a founding partner at TA Planners Ltd.
Same year, Mr. Kutz became a partner to Paul M. Friedberg at Studio Landscape Architecture Ltd in Israel. From 2002, for three years he served as the Head of the Jerusalem City Center Revitalization Plan Team. During his successful career, Mr. Kutz gave series of lectures at the Technion, Bezalel Academy of Arts, at the Israeli Association of Architects, at the Haifa Museum, at the Center for Far-East Studies at the Hebrew University and he is a staff member at Tel Aviv University East Asia Study Center. From 1994 – 2000 he served as the Chairman of the “Architectour” planning committee at the “Architects Abroad Inc.”.
In 2003, Mr. Kutz conducted for the Israel government a research in Japan about the Japanese Building Codes and the practice of managing the building industry in Japan. He published numerous articles on architecture, city planning, landscape and urban design and on Japanese architecture and design in major Israeli magazines.
His work was exhibit at “T-Ceremony” a single exhibition, installation at the Periscope, contemporary art gallery in Tel Aviv, at the Installation “Container Grounds” of the Tokyo Designers Week, and the “The Paper Takes It All” at the Haaretz Museum in Tel Aviv. He acted as curator at the “Tadao Ando, Architect between East and West” exhibition – in Haifa.
Mr. Kutz is the Chairman of the Israel – Japan Friendship Society since 2008.