Takuomi Samejima

Takuomi Samejima

New York, NY, US

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I am an Architectural Designer currently residing in New York, with M.Arch 1 degree from Yale School of Architecture, and Bachelor of engineering degree from Keio University, Japan. I have 3+ years of work experience both in Japan and the United States.


Henning Larsen, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

Participated in the competition phase of a residential high rise project (395 Third Street), Schematic Design phase for a residential complex project (Block 20), and Design Development phase for a Science and Technology University campus building in Toronto.

Responsibilities: schematic design, design development
design study, visualization, program/building code analysis, 3D modeling, Revit operation

Jun 2021 - Sep 2021

Saisei Kenchiku Laboratory, Tokyo, JP, Designer

Worked on a residential renovation project that required a close analysis of building code and building permit. Participated in schematic design phase for a Hotel proposal.

Responsibilities: building code analysis, schematic design
volumetric modeling, specification analysis, design proposal and presentation

Apr 2019 - Aug 2019

Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo, JP, Internship followed by Architectural Designer

Worked on diverse range of projects including Jyubako Trailer House, Serene Meditation house in Germany and a hotel project in Japan. Participated in all range of phases, from SD to CA.

Responsibilities: facade design and study, structural detailing
facade 3D modeling, structural diagramming, detail section/plan drawings

Jun 2016 - Apr 2019


Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, MArch, Professional Program

Graduated from Master of Architecture 1 program at Yale School of Architecture on May 2022. Enrolled in 4 design core studios + 2 advanced studios during the study, and other essential classes including, but not limited to, Systems Integration (Revit operation), Advanced Building Envelope (Environmental+Sustainability Studies), History of Modern Architecture and Theory of Architecture.

Sep 2019 - May 2022

Keio University, Kanagawa, JP, Bachelor of Engineering

Majored in Engineering at Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan, receiving B.Eng at 2018. The study includes, but not limited to, Structural / Sustainable engineering, Robotic Engineering, Electronic engineering, Programming (C++) and undergraduate level physics, mathematics and chemistry. I have also enrolled in 3 architectural design studios + other essential classes, fulfilling my credit requirement for First class architecture licensure in Japan.

Apr 2014 - Mar 2018


HOME Competition 2020 (Director's Choice), Award

Received Director's Choice award


Art in Serbia Exhibition, 1st Place

Received Grand Prix for an Embassy design proposal, exhibited at Art in Serbia Exhibition.


27th UNION Design Award Competition (4th Place), Award

Received 4th place at an Architectural Design competition on the topic of "Old-ness in Architecture", Juror: Junya Ishigami


Finalist (Top 8) at Fukuoka Design Review the Best Academic Works in Japan, Award

Selected as Finalist for the best academic architectural works in Japan in the year of 2018


Circos International Architectural Design Competition, Honorable Mention

Received Honorable Mention at an International Competition on the topic of Architectural Design


Tea-Ceremony House Competition 2019, 3rd Place

Received 3rd place at a group competition on Tea-ceremony house proposal. Exhibited at an exhibition in 1:1 scale.


5th Annual Polus Architectural Competition, Honorable Mention

Received honorable mention in a design competition on the topic of "Streets and Houses". Juror: Jun Aoki


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