Yudai Niimori (MArch, Architect AAM) studied Design at the University of Shiga Prefecture and studied Architecture at the University of Italian Switzerland, Academy of Architecture Mendrisio. In 2018 Yudai Niimori and James Jamison (MArch) co-founded NIIMORI JAMISON, operating in both Victoria, Australia and Osaka, Japan. They have trained under award winning architects including Peter Zumthor, Valentin Bearth, Eric Lapierre, tUG Workshop and Freadman White. Both Yudai and James share a passion for architecture that is detailed, atmospheric and contextual and have experience in residential, commercial and institutional projects. Their practice philosophy of ‘contextual sustainability’ acknowledges and celebrates the inextricable role the historical, sociocultural as well as the physical context play in the built environment. Recent projects include Ballarat (2017, AU), House/ Lab (2019, JP), QOL (2019, JP), YMIR (2021, JP) and Bakery Hill church & hall redevelopment (2021, AU). Yudai also teaches at Nogoya Zokei University (NZU) and Setsunan University.