Fellows & Grantees

Dana Buntrock

Abe Fellowship 2013
Project Title
Energy and Architectural Innovation
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Professor, Architecture, University of California / Berkeley


Dana Buntrock is the Chair of the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies and a Professor in the university’s Department of Architecture. The author of three books and dozens of articles in professional and academic journals, Buntrock’s work has been translated into Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Spanish. She has conducted fieldwork in Japan, the US, Taiwan, and Korea, supported by fellowships from the US National Science Foundation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, and the Social Science Research Council. Since 2011, Prof. Buntrock has focused on how energy supply and architecture create opportunities for new approaches to architecture in Japan. She has spoken on energy policy and building science to numerous universities and private organizations. She is currently working on a book provisionally titled “Untapped Social and Economic Opportunities in Japanese Architecture.”