Shoji Sadao

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Shoji Sadao (December 20, 1926 – November 2, 2019) was a Japanese American architect. He was best known for his work with R. Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi.[1] During World War II he was stationed in Germany and was a cartographer for the United States Army. In 1964 Sadao co-founded the architectural firm Fuller & Sadao Inc., whose first project was to design the large geodesic dome for the U.S. Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal.[2][3] He was born in Los Angeles, California.

Sadao died on November 3, 2019 in Tokyo from heart and kidney failure, aged 92.[4]

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  1. Aloi, Daniel (September 27, 2012). "Multimedia event profiles R. Buckminster Fuller". Cornell Chronicle. Cornell University. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  2. Sanford, John (January 9, 2002). "Green Library exhibition documents collaboration between Fuller, architect Shoji Sadao". Stanford Report. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  3. "Shoji Sadao". World Resources SIM Center. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  4. "Shoji Sadao, Quiet Hand Behind Two Visionaries, Dies at 92". The New York Times. November 14, 2019.