Tomoyuki Sakakida was born in Shiga in 1976. He studied architecture at the Kyoto Institute of Technology and worked for Nihon Sekkei Inc. before establishing his own practice, Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates, in 2003. In parallel with running the practice, he worked for Waro Kishi + K. Associates / EX from 2003 to 2006. In 2008 Sakakida founded New Material Research Laboratory with Hiroshi Sugimoto, and since 2013 Sakakida is the director. He is currently teaching at the Kyoto University of Art and Design. Sakakida won the 28th BELCA Award in 2019.