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

Feb 2013 - current

Aidits LLC, Owner

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

We currently have a line of collegiate licensed novelty products, and have ongoing projects in a variety of consumer product markets. We seek to create unique product solutions that fulfill existing/future market needs. We strive for simplicity and efficiency through design, and employ a lean development strategy that allows us to minimize risk, churn out ideas, and move quickly if, and when, we see potential.

Jun 2010 - current

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

Architectural designer doing custom residential work.

Apr 2012 - Sep 2012

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

I trained as a project Manager for a general contractor. During this short period I managed a tenant improvement, as well as co-managed a few larger construction projects. In addition to managing construction projects, work included: creating & managing project schedules, assembling & receiving bid packages, take offs, billing, client meetings, site meetings, managing clients, subcontractors and workers on site.

Feb 2012 - Apr 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 manufacturing industry, I did a little bit of everything. I sought exposure to many faces of the business including inventory control, production, purchasing, R&D, shipping, receiving, sales, marketing, and accounting.

During my time at Bowtech, I was asked to join a Kaizen team created to implement lean manufacturing practices within the company. With a background in architecture, I worked closely with upper management to test, research, improve, and implement more efficient manufacturing practices.

Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

Group MacKenzie, Architectural Intern

Architectural intern assisting in schematic design, graphic design, presentations, digital modeling, submittals, diagraming, site visits, client meetings, drafting and rendering. During this time I also designed and developed pre-bond packages for various projects.

Jun 2008 - Sep 2008


University of Oregon, BArch, School of Architecture

Comprehensive education in sustainable architectural design.

Sep 2004 - Jun 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