University of Dundee to honour V&A architect Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma outside his £80m V&A Dundee museum. Image credit Alan Richardson

V&A Dundee architect Kengo Kuma is to be awarded honorary degree by the University of Dundee.

The Japanese architect, whose other projects include the National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, will join Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody, and the University’s former Chancellor Lord Naren Patel among those who will be honoured at the ceremonies in the city’s Caird Hall.

Professor Sir Pete Downes, principal and vice-chancellor of the University, said: “Our honorary graduates are all inspirational figures who have made great impact in their fields, from founding charities and carrying out ground breaking research, to designing landmark buildings and reaching the highest levels of the legal world.

“I am particularly pleased that once again we are able to honour those who studied here at Dundee and have gone on to such great things. Our aim is to enable our graduates to make a difference in the world, and these people have all done that in an extraordinary fashion.”

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