Erwin Viray is Professor of Architecture and Design at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan.
He has been Editorial Associate of a+u (Architecture and Urbanism), Tokyo since 1996.
He obtained a BS Arch (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines in 1982, a Master of Engineering in Architecture at Kyoto Institute of Technology in 1986, and a Doctor of Engineering in Architecture at the University of Tokyo in 1991.
Erwin Viray was formerly Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the School of Design and Environment of the National University of Singapore (NUS) before taking up the position of Professor of Architecture and Design at the Kyoto Institute of Technology in July 2011. He was appointed Head of the Graduate School of Architecture Design in March 2012.
He is also Design Critic of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) in Cambridge, MA, USA.
He has received awards from the Council of Europe Swedish Institute Scholarship (1986), Japan Foundation Fellowship (1990), and the Kyoto City Appreciation Award (2001).
Erwin Viray was a member of the jury of the Zumtobel Award for Humanity and Sustainability and of the Asia Architecture Olympiad in 2009.