In Memoriam: Fumihiko Maki, architect of the Aga Khan Centre

We are saddened to announce that Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, who designed buildings including the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, the Aga Khan Museum, and the Aga Khan Centre, has died aged 95. Please join us in wishing our sincere condolences to his family and colleagues.

A winner of both the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the AIA Gold Medal, Maki passed away on 6 June.
Trained at the University of Tokyo and Harvard University, Maki’s work combined Western and Eastern influences and varied greatly in style. In his words “For me, the most significant design project is my firm – Maki and Associates. It remains a work in perpetual progress, continually evolving by embracing new ideas over time, ensuring its endurance for the future.”

His love of light, his cultural curiosity, and his spirit of contemplation are evident in all three of his collaborations with His Highness the Aga Khan. We hope you feel their enduring presence in this building.