Utako Tanebe

Utako Tanebe

Cleveland, OH, US



A graduate of the Master of Architecture program of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design at the University of Toronto. I have over ten years of academic training and professional experiences in both civil engineering and architecture. I'm proficient in 3D modeling (Rhino, Revit, Sketchup) as well as 2D graphic design (Adobe CS, AutoCAD) and use them as tools of creative thinking and design. 

I am bilingual in Japanese and English and have work experience in both Japan and North America. I am passionate about the intersection of architecture and its surrounding environments, and how it affects the way we experience space. In my own time, I'm an avid equestrian and have been working with horses for over 20 years.



Westlake Reed Leskosky, Cleveland, OH, US, Intern Architect

Sep 2013 - current

Utile, Inc., Boston, MA, US, Intern

Urban Design Graphic Designer

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Designing Ecological Tourism (D.E.T.) Lab, Toronto, ON, CA, Research Assistant

Research assistant and designer for Professor Aziza Chaouni

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Kajima Build and Design Group, Tokyo, JP, Intern

City of Shenyang Urban Design Competition Team

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010


University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA, Bachelors, Architectural Studies with Honours

Sep 2006 - Jun 2009

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA, Bachelors, Applied Science (Civil Engineering)

Sep 2002 - Jun 2006


AIA Cleveland Associate Activism Award, Award


Progressive Architecture Citation, Award

Ain Nsissa Eco Tourism Facilities with Prof. Aziza Chouni


ACSA Collaborative Practice, Award

AIN NSISSA PROJECT: Developing a New Model of Desert Ecotourism & Nature Reserve for Morocco with Prof. Aziza Chaouni


Areas of Specialization