Yuki Kamiya graduated from Mie University in Japan. While he was a student, he travelled to more than 10 countries exploring architecture in developing countries.

As an architect, he has worked Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates in Japan, receiving recognition and awards for the projects he was a part of. 

He participated in the JICA/JOCV(Japanese Government Program) and was assigned to Harare Polytechnic as an architectural lecturer in Zimbabwe. During this time, he designed the ‘Harare Child Care Centre’. The project was exhibited in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan and awarded the Space Design Review 2014 prize. After working there for two years, he moved back to Japan.

He is now based in Aichi, Japan and has opened his office, 1-1 Architects that offers architectural services globally.