Architect & Artist


Team TPOD / Senior Architect
Professional Qualification First-class architect in Japan, No. 250279
ARB No. 072990F
APEC Architect JP00379
Member of Organizations Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ)
The Japan Institute of Architects (JIA)
Royal Institute of British Architect (RIBA)

Having been born and raised in Tokyo, I began to question the rapidly changing urban environment. And the question led me to choose the path of architecture with a desire to create a better environment.

I belonged to the design laboratory at university, and at the design department of Takenaka Corporation, I was involved in various projects including international ones. Furthermore, I was interested in learning diverse approaches to creating architecture and urban environments worldwide, so I moved to the UK in 1999.

At the AA School where I studied, I researched the movement, time, and spatial use within urban networks. After graduating, I had been involved in design work at Hopkins Architects to implement the research findings into practice. During that time, significant changes had been observed in the UK's architecture industry, including advancements in building performance, approaches to existing buildings, promotion of BIM (Building Information Modeling), and urban renewal. These changes highlighted the increasing necessity for collaboration in the architectural design process.

I would like to contribute to the development of Japan's architecture and urban culture by advancing and applying environmentally conscious architectural design methods, strategies for utilizing existing buildings including heritage conservation, and design approaches of master planning that I had practiced in the UK to the architectural design and production processes in Japan.

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Business experience: 34 years (as of June 2024)

1988:BEng, Nihon University, Japan
1990:MEng, Nihon University, Japan
1990-99 : Takenaka Corporation, Japan
2001:MArch, Architectural Association DRL, U.K.
2001-24:Hopkins Architects, U.K.
2007:PGDip, Kingston University, U.K.
2023:PhD, Kyoto University, Japan
2024:Joined the Power of Design
2023:RIBA Regional Award 2023 (Eton College Sports & Aquatics Centre)
2023:AIA UK Medium Project 2023 (Eton College Sports & Aquatics Centre)
2022:Stirling Prize shortlisted (100 Liverpool Street)
2016:Schueco Excellence Awards (St. Thomas’ Hospital: East Wing Re-Cladding)
2016:AJ Retrofit Awards (St. Thomas’ Hospital: East Wing Re-Cladding)
2014:The Building Awards 2014 (Brent Civic Centre)
2014:RIBA Awards (Brent Civic Centre)
2014:BCO Awards (Brent Civic Centre)
2014:Civic Trust Awards (Brent Civic Centre)
2015:BREEAM Awards 2015 (Brent Civic Centre)
2013:Sustainability Leaders Awards 2013 (Brent Civic Centre)
2011:RIBA Awards (Hackney Service Centre)
2010:1st Place in RIBA Competition (St. Thomas’ Hospital: East Wing Re-Cladding)
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