The history of Tange Associates began in the post-war period of Japan, when Kenzo Tange Studio was founded in 1946. One of the studio's first projects was the design of the Hiroshima Peace Park, to commemorate the rise of a new era of peace. After more than 60 years, the Tange legacy continues with over 350 projects in 33 countries. The firm is now headed by Paul Noritaka Tange, President and Senior Principal Architect. Tange Associates offers a full range of architectural and urban design services, with project experience in a vast variety of sectors which include government, office and retail, residential, hotel and resort, hospital and health care, educational, cultural, sports, transportation, and production and R&D plants. Tange Associates takes pride in each and every one of its designs. They are the result of a creative passion. The company not only draws on its extensive experience, but continues to explore developments in societal and environmental issues to keep ahead of its time. Through its endeavours, Tange Associates has come to understand that satisfying the collective needs of society is not enough to produce perfect results for urban planning and architectural design. A society is after all a group of individuals. The key to a successful physical environment is the human element. Listening to the voice of the individual is to respect the foundation of society. Cities will work better and will have more flexibility to adapt to future changes if they can truly accommodate individual comfort. Although buildings vary in size and complexity, Tange Associates' global teams dedicate the same high quality design ethos and service delivery to each client, to each project, to each community. Tange Associates has worked successfully in many countries, and has formed associations with architectural practices in each location, bringing the right skill base, knowledge and track record for the project at the local level. Tange Associates does not simply refer to established styles for ideal architecture and urban form. It develops the individual aspirations of its clients into optimum structures that will also address the needs of society, and inspire all who enter. Tange Associates listens before it creates -- it listens to create, and it has made its commitment to assist more people in making their architectural and urban dreams come true.