Erwin Viray was 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 Head of the Graduate School of Architecture Design in 2012-2014, and in 2015 Global Excellence Professor - University President Adviser and Aide.
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 is jury of the Singapore President’s Design Award 2012, Chairman of the Jury for Archiprix SEA (SouthEast Asia) 2012, Chairman of the Jury of the Singapore President’s Design Award A&UD panel in 2013, 2014, 2015.
He is also Award Ambassador for Holcim Award Asia Pacific, a member of the International Advisory Council of Barcelona Institute of Architecture, the Planning and Management Committee of TOTO Gallery MA.
Erwin Viray has produced publications on A+U on Peter Zumthor, Herzog & de Meuron, from TOTO Publishing on Studio Mumbai: Praxis, Christian Kerez: Uncertain Certainty. He has also authored, the Beauty of Materials: when surfaces start to move from Kyoritsu Publishing, and is one of the ten critics for Phaidon 10x10_2, and curator for the 30th anniversary exhibition of TOTO Gallery MA – “The Asian Everyday: Possibilities in the shifting world.”
Erwin Viray is currently Head of Pillar of Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design.