an office of observers, architects, planners, economists, and thinkers. Based in Tokyo the office is currently working on projects in Japan and in Europe. Our work begins with the study of our environment and the ways that people act within it. As society changes architecture and planning must change as well, reacting to emerging lifestyles and opportunities. Our belief is that the best way to find those opportunities is to work across countries and disciplines.
frontofffice was founded in 2008 by Will Galloway and Koen Klinkers after meeting at the University of Tokyo where they were both researching the connection between real estate, urban planning, and architecture in Japan. The office currently resides inside a converted post-WWII era wooden house in the center of Tokyo and often acts as host to traveling visitors and scholars.