Having received a B.E./Arch. (1981) and M.E./Arch (1983) from Tokyo Tech, he joined Nikken Sekkei, Ltd., Architects, Planners, and Engineers, also working for Bernard Tschumi (NYC) from 1988 to 1990. In 1989 he received an M. Arch. from Yale University. In 2002 he founded Yasuda Atelier in Tokyo and returned to teach at Tokyo Tech, where in 2006 he was awarded a Ph.D./Arch. and named full Professor in 2007. One of the most distinguished architects at work in Japan today, Professor Yasuda has also published widely in Japanese on architecture and the city.