|1947||Born in Shizuoka, Japan|
|1971||Graduated from the College of Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, majoring in Architecture.|
|1973||Studied in France as French Government's Scholarship Student.|
|1974-1977||Joined Piano & Rogers. Participated in such projects as Centre George Pompidou and IRCAM Audio Laboratory.|
|1977-1981||Participated in the establishment of Piano & Rice Associati together with Renzo Piano, Peter Rice (structural engineer) and Shunji Ishida. Involved in design activities in Genoa and in Turin, Italy for FIAT-car-project.|
|1981-1988||Worked as Chief Architect for Renzo Piano's Office in Paris.
Headed as Chief Architect the renovation of corporate headquarters of the schrumberger Montrouge facility in the suburbs of Paris. In 1988, continued the collaboration with Renzo Piano as chief architect for Renzo Piano Building Workshop Paris, and charged as Planner and Chief Architect of Bercy II shopping Centre and IRCAM Extension. Headed the competition-winning Kansai International Airport Passenger Terminal Building project (Coholder of the copyright of the project with Renzo Piano).
|1989-1994||Established Renzo Piano Building Workshop Japan and Served as representative director. Charged as design supervisor, overseeing the design and construction of the Kansai International Airport Passenger Terminal Building. Also involved in design of Ushibuka Port Connecting bridge, Kumamoto.|
|1995||Established design research organization Noriaki Okabe Architecture Network, Tokyo. Independent design activities during his Building Workshop phase designing a 4,000-square-meters exhibition space for uLes Japon des Avant-Gardesvheld in the Centre George Pompidou, IRCAM exhibit at Pompidou.
Member of Architects Association (order des architectes) of France
Member of Architectural Institute of Japan
|1985||Equerre D'argent Prize (as an Associate Architect of Renzo Piano).|
|Renovation of the Schlumberger Facility (Paris).|
|1995||Nikkei BP Technology Awards Grand Prize for design of and construction technologies for Kansai International Airport Man-Made Island and Passenger Terminal. Together with Renzo Piano and Kansai International Airport Company Ltd, Design JV, Construction JV.|
|1995||Architectural Institute of Japan prize for design of Kansai International Airport Passenger Terminal Building (jointly awarded to Renzo Piano).|