Japanese architect from Gunma Prefecture, Japan.
Studied at Boston Architectural College.
Imai Keller Moore Architects.
Growing up in Japan, Junko began her architectural education at the Kyoto Architectural College (KAC) in Kyoto, Japan. After obtaining her Architectural Diploma from the KAC and her course certificate from the Kyoto Renewable Energy School, she moved to the US to continue her education. She graduated from the Boston Architectural College (BAC) and received a Bachelor’s in Architecture with distinction.
Junko has been practicing in the field of architecture for 11 years. She is licensed in Japan and is a LEED Accredited Professional in the US. While pursuing the undergraduate program at the BAC, which held classes in the evenings, she worked full-time at Imai Keller Moore Architects (IKM). During her years at IKM, she played a key role in the design and construction of a number of projects, including projects for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as commercial and residential projects. In addition, she undertook multiple independent commissions for buildings, interiors, and custom-design furniture projects both in the US and in Japan.
In parallel with her professional design practice and academic study, Junko actively works as an artist. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally in various galleries, and has been featured in publications.
She is currently pursuing Master of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. During the school years, she worked at Behnisch Architekten and Leers Weinzapfel Associates in Boston. Expanding her practice in art and architecture, she has taught at BAC and assisted a course at Harvard University GSD.