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Junko Yamamoto

 

Architect

Designer

Artist

Health- and Environmentally-Conscious Human and Animal Lover

Supporter of Minority Leadership and Entrepreneurship

 

EXPERIENCE:

2016                  Principal, iVY Design Associates

2016                  Designer, Leers Weinzapfel Associates (during summer break)

2016                  Teaching Assistant (Fall semester), Harvard University Graduate School of Design
                          Painting for Designers: Techniques, Methods and Concepts

2015–2016        Behnisch Architekten (3 weeks during winter break)

2015                  Guest Critic, Comprehensive Studio Design Review, Roger Williams University
                        
(July & December)

2015                  Design of the OBENTO Connections Architecture Exhibit at Boston Architectural College
                          Independent Commission (YES / Yamamoto dEsign Studio)

2005–2015        Designer, Imai Keller Moore Architects
                          Recent project includes Harvard McKay Building Basement Renovations
                          and MIT Building 31 Renovations

2014                  Guest Critic, Comprehensive Studio Design Review, Roger Williams University (April)

2013                  Guest Critic, Comprehensive Studio Design Review, Roger Williams University
                        (July & December)

2012–2014        House K, Gunma, Japan
                          Independent Commission (YES / Yamamoto dEsign Studio)

2012                  Faculty (Fall Semester), Boston Architectural College

2011–2012        Project Leader/Designer, Chinatown Library Furniture
                          Independent Commission

2007–2008        Live/Work, Gunma, Japan
                          Independent Commission (YES / Yamamoto dEsign Studio)

2001–2005        Freelance Japanese-English Translator
                          Translated documents including business presentations, product manuals, movies and
                          news paper articles for Japanese corporations

 

EDUCATION:

2017                Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture II
2012                Boston Architectural College, Bachelor of Architecture
2003                Kyoto Architectural College, Diploma in Architecture
2002                Kyoto Renewable Energy School, Certificate in Renewable Energy

 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS:

2008    LEED Accredited Professional
2004    Licensed Architect, Japan

 

SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS:

2016    ACI Bertold E. Weinberg Scholarship Award, ACI Foundation
2012    Edward G. Carson Award for Excellence in Design, Mid-Atlantic National Art Competition
2012    Valedictorian, B. Arch, Boston Architectural College
2012    Henry Adams Medal and AIA Certificate
2012    Architecture Degree Project Studio Commendations, BAC
2012    Greene Architecture Degree Project Studio Award, BAC
2011    Roy Viklund Scholarship, Sasaki Associates
2011    Edgar K. Schutz Scholarship, American Galvanizers Association
2009    Dean Arcangelo Cascieri Scholarship, BAC
2009    Glassman Award, BAC
2008    Kronish Practice Award, BAC
2003    Doryoku Award, Kyoto Architectural College

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2016     Japanese Junction, Nikken Sekkei Gallery/Shinkenchiku Aoyama House, Tokyo  >>>
2015    An Experimental Watermedia Juried Exhibition, Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Virginia
2015    Abstract Art Juried Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia
2014    “Convergence 125” Alumni Exhibition, Boston Architectural College, Boston
2014    Solo Exhibition "Abstraction of Essence - Art & Architecture," Tokyo, Japan
2014    Gallery 114 National Juried Exhibition Penumbra, OR
2013     The 36th Harper College National Juried Art Exhibition, IL
2013    12 x 12: Juried Exhibition of Small Scale Works of Art, TN
2012    Small Wonders National Juried Exhibition, MD
2012    Chinatown Library Furniture Exhibition, MA
2012    Annual Mid-Atlantic National Juried Art Exhibition, d’ART Center, VA
2012    Drawing the Lines, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, MA
2011     ”Moon Art” National Juried Exhibition, Keihanna Commemorative Park, Kyoto, Japan
2011    Fall Salon, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, MA

 

PUBLICATIONS:

2016      New Watercolors exhibition, Shenandoah Valley Art Center by John A. Hancock, SVAC >>>
2015      Artworks featured in Art Yellow Book #1, CICA Museum, Korea  >>>
2014     “House K” project featured in architecturephoto.net, Japan  >>>
2014     “Chinatown Library Furniture” project featured in architecturephoto.net, Japan >>>
2009     “Live /Work” project featured in Takachiho Shirasu Corporation newsletters, Japan

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

2011    Cambridge Art Association
2011    Architecture for Humanity R
2004    Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) 
2002    Kyoto Kiko (Climate) Network

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEERS:

2013    Studio Reviewer, Roger Williams University
2012    Chinatown Library Furniture for Chinatown Lantern/Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
2010    Chinatown Master Plan Book compilation for Chinatown Gateway Coalition
2008    Town Planning Tour Assistance for Japanese Machinami (Townscape) Foundation
2002    Kyoto Kiko (Climate) Network Renewable Energy Symposium 

 

HOBBIES:

Piano
Experimental cooking