Riko Yoshida

Riko Yoshida

Los Angeles, CA, US



Riko Yoshida is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design at Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Studying Interior Design at Academy of Art University has given her the opportunity to design modern interior spaces with her unique style. She realized that what she can design is not only modern but also applies design elements from her background in Japan. She tries to design minimal sophisticated interior spaces with select materials.

•Extensive knowledge of principals of architectural design and concept for commercial and residential projects, experience in international projects in both US and Japan
•Strong ability of 3D rendering, hand sketching, perspective drawing, material choice, furniture organization, and model making
•Proficiency in relevant software including Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Vector Works, Eco Tech, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Hand Sketching, and MS Office
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills: effectively communicate with a variety of venders and clients to meet their needs
•Detail oriented and strong ability to complete tasks in a fast-paced environment
•License of Certified Illumination Consultant
•Fluent in English and Japanese



Clive Wilkinson Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Interior Designer

Mar 2018 - current

Standard®, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Designer

Jul 2017 - Mar 2018

BraytonHughes Design Studios, San Francisco, CA, US, Summer Intern

Worked as intern member using Revit, AutoCAD, and Photoshop. Submitted a first design proposal for the residential project.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Gensler, Tokyo, JP, Summer Intern

Worked as intern member using Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign. Submitted a design proposal for Japan Railway Hiroshima Station renovation project.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015


Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA, US, Masters, Interior Architecture & Design

Jun 2014 - current

Tama Art University, Tokyo, JP, BArch, Environmental Design

Apr 2009 - Mar 2013


Tokyo Designers Week 2011 School Award in Architecture Department/ Semi Grand Prix in whole student exhibition, Award

Worked as a leader of Architecture team. Our team received the Semi-Grand Prix in the student exhibition, School Award in Architecture Division.


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