I began working at Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier (IHA) in 2011 on various mixed-used projects and competitions in Japan, China and Korea. I worked on many design phases including schematic design, initial concept design, design development as well as early construction development phases. The major projects that I worked on were a 120,000m2 commercial and urban complex in Shanghai, China and a convention/events hall and hotel in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan – both of which are currently under construction as of 2011.
After two years at IHA, I moved to Berlin and began working at designyougo. My projects included design concept work for Volkswagen’s Kunden Center in the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany and the conversion of an office building in Unter den Linden, Berlin. However, due to visa complications, I had to leave Germany.
I am currently living in New York and working on residential projects at S3 Architecture.
S3 Architecture LLC, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect
designyougo, Berlin, DE, Architectural Assistant
Architecture design (schematic design, initial concept design, design development, construction design phases) and 3D renderings for various projects in Germany for clients such as Volkswagen.
Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier, Tokyo, JP, Architectural Designer
Architecture design (schematic design, initial concept design, design development phases, and construction development phases), as well as 3D renderings on various mixed-use projects in Japan, China and Korea.
Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier, Tokyo, JP, Architectural Intern
3D modeling, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop work for the E-JUST Campus Competition in Egypt.
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, Tokyo, JP, Architectural Intern
Physical model work and concept design studies for various projects.
WATG, Irvine, CA, US, Architectural Intern
Architecture design (schematic design, initial concept design, design development phases) and presentation work for various projects and master plans including mixed-use, resorts, hotels, and restaurants in Vietnam and China
IGW Architecture, Urbana, IL, US, Architectural Intern
Architecture design (initial concept design and design development phases), construction documents and presentation work for various projects.
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, JP, Masters, Architecture
Master’s Thesis: Redefining Urban and Natural Boundaries Development of the Tamagawa Riverside in Tokyo
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL, Bachelors, Architecture Studies
Monbukagakusho Scholarship, Scholarship
To pursue Master Studies at the Tokyo Institute of Technology between 2008-2010
National Organization of Minority Architects Outstanding Student Leadership and Merit Award, Grant