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Hitoshi Amano

Hitoshi Amano

Ossining, NY, US

 

About 

Senior Architect, passionate about building spaces for human endeavors: working, creating, entertaining, living.

Hitoshi Amano is a licensed architect in the Greater New York City area with extensive experience as senior project architect and lead architectural designer. Currently, he is seeking to parlay his more than twenty years of involvement in commercial and residential projects toward new challenges within and beyond the traditional scope of the architectural profession. 

Hitoshi has managed all phases of an architectural project’s life cycle from preliminary feasibility analyses through post-occupancy support.  He has overseen and delivered on a full range of architectural tasks and services, including:

    • Pre-design research and discussions
    • Feasibility and planning
    • Schematic analysis and design
    • Design development
    • Presentation production
    • Detailing and construction product research
    • Preparation of materials for agency review and filing
    • Consultant direction and coordination
    • Document production for pricing and construction
    • Construction administration
    • Submittals review
    • Site visits and inspections

He has extensive experience leading in-house project teams, as well as maintaining close communication with clients, contractors, consultants and other industry professionals.  While self-motivated and able to be productive while working independently, Hitoshi believes that architecture and design are collaborative endeavors and relishes the opportunity to interact with multidisciplinary teams with diverse backgrounds.

Hitoshi is experienced with a variety of software relevant to the craft of architectural design:

    • 3D modeling and rendering – AutoCad, Accurender, and 3d Studio VIZ
    • Architectural photography and image manipulation – Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop
    • Desktop publishing and web design – InDesign, Pagemaker and Frontpage
    • Management and productivity tools – Microsoft Office Suite
    • In the process of expanding his proficiency in Revit and BIM.

Hitoshi is fluent in both English and Japanese.

Employment 

Granoff Architects, Greenwich, CT, US, Project Architect

EXPERIENCE ON SELECTED PROJECT

45 GLOVER AVENUE
Norwalk, CT

Renovation of amenity spaces for a premiere office building, including new Conference Center, Cafeteria and, Fitness Facilities.

• Coordinated with a team of design professionals including structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, lighting, food service and fitness center consultants.
• Researched and developed ceiling cloud systems and integrated lighting in conjunction with the ceiling manufacturer and lighting consultant.
• Researched new exterior door system and glazing details for full integration into the building’s existing curtain wall.

Sep 2018 - current
 

Rivkin/Weisman Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect

Senior Architect, with extensive experience overseeing all phases of a wide variety of commercial and residential work, including office buildings, corporate interiors, new houses, and apartment renovations. Particular expertise include analytical and schematic planning, research and design utilizing 3D modeling, presentation production (particularly hand and digital renderings), product research, detailing, document production, and construction administration. Extensive experience leading in-house project teams, as well as interfacing with clients, consultants and other industry professionals.

EXPERIENCE ON SELECTED PROJECTS

PRIVATE RESIDENCE
Martha’s Vineyard, MA

15,800 square-foot new house with pool and guest house.

• Conducted volumetric studies using 3D computer modelling as part of the building exterior design process.
• Researched local, rural building types and vernacular styles to develop a range of architectural styles that afford distinct character to each part of the house.
• Developed a consistent approach to the interior design while adhering to the wide variety of inspirations proposed by the client and interior designers.
• Researched and developed details for construction products, e.g., custom windows and doors, reclaimed timber and wide-plank floors.
• Developed a strategy employing dormers and complex roof profiles to maximize usable second floor spaces while complying with design limitations stipulated in local codes.

BRIDGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS
St. Louis, MO

400,000 square-foot Campus Master Plan for a leading financial information company.

• Developed program and distribution of company divisions and functions with Client.
• Developed Master Plan with attention given to phasing and schedule.
• Developed campus-wide architectural vocabulary.
• Designed feature buildings on campus (Visitors’ Center, R + D Building); extensive use of 3D modelling as design tool.
• Developed schematic plans and utilization analyses, including “test-fit” plan studies.
• Oversaw production of presentation materials, particularly site model and digital renderings.
• Collaborated and coordinated with associate architect, engineers, and consultants.
• Researched exterior wall & glazing systems; developed exterior and interior designs and details.

May 1997 - May 2018
 

Fox & Fowle Architects, New York, NY, US, Architect

Design Architect, with experience leading design teams through early analysis and schematic planning, design development, presentation production, product research, and detailing.

May 1994 - May 1997
 

Rivkin/Weisman Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer

Designer, with experience developing designs, presentation and document production, and construction administration.

Jul 1989 - May 1994
 

Education 

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, MArch, Architecture

Two-year professional architectural program, with one year taken off to work in the industry.

Sep 1987 - Jun 1989
 

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Four-year Bachelor of Arts program, with a two-year concentration in Architecture, including intensive design studio work. Graduated summa cum laude.

Sep 1983 - Jun 1986
 

Awards 

AIA Honor Award, Award

AIA Honor Award for excellence in design presented to the 4 Times Square office tower in the architectural design category.

2001
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills