Makoto Shibuya

Makoto Shibuya

Portland, OR, US



Always looking to connect with new and interesting people, ideas, and opportunities. Feel free to reach out.

You can view my work at:




ZGF Architects LLP, Portland, Architectural Designer

Mar 2013 - current

Aidits LLC, Owner

At Aidits LLC our goal is to design and develop innovative products.

We currently have a line of collegiate licensed novelty products, and have ongoing projects in a variety of consumer product markets.

Our business strategy depends largely on innovation, investigation, and execution. We innovate, then we put in a lot of research up front to decide whether there is a promising and scalable market for a particular product, and if so, we execute. This lean approach allows us to avoid a lot of risk, and move quickly if we see potential.

Jul 2010 - current

Paul Mckean Architecture, Portland, OR, US, Architectural Designer

Architectural designer doing custom residential work.

May 2012 - Oct 2012

O'Neill Inc, Portland, OR, US, Project Manager

Trained as a project Manager for a small general contractor. During this short period I managed a $250,000 renovation, as well as co-managed several larger construction projects. In addition to managing constructions projects, work included, creating project schedules, assembling bid packages, receiving bid packages, client meetings, site meetings, managing clients, subcontractors and workers on site.

Mar 2012 - May 2012

Bowtech, NA - Everything

Bowtech is a manufacturer of high tech archery products.

Determined to learn and absorb as much as I could about the industry, I did a little bit of everything. I was exposed to many faces of the business including inventory control, production, purchasing, R&D, shipping, marketing, and accounting.

For a few months I was a member of a Kaizen team created to implement lean manufacturing practices within the company. I worked closely with upper management to test, research, improve, and implement more efficient manufacturing practices.

Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

Group MacKenzie, Architectural Intern

Worked as an intern as part of a design team doing graphic design, schematic design, digital modeling, rendering, site visits, and design charettes.

Jul 2008 - Oct 2008


University of Oregon, BArch, School of Architecture

Comprehensive education in sustainable architectural design.

Oct 2004 - Jul 2009


Architectural Thesis Archival, University of Oregon, Other


Donald H. Lutes Memorial Scholarship, University of Oregon, Scholarship


Solar 2008 Conference Publication, Other

"Cruise Control: Thermal Comfort in Commercial Office Space," Proceedings of 33rd National Passive Solar Conference--Solar 2008, San Diego, CA


Travel Scholarship, University of Oregon + ASES, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization 


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