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A licensed architect both in Japan and the US, Daishi Yoshimoto has developed a unique career in architecture which spans multiple cultures and over 30 years of experience in residential, commercial, and hospitality design. As principal of Yoshimoto Associates, he works to create spaces that enrich its context, enliven peoples' lives, and empower his clients' vision.

Yoshimoto is a graduate of architecture programs at the University of Florida (BA Arch.) and University of California, Berkeley (M. Arch). His professional career started at Takenaka, one of Japan's top design-builders, where he designed some of the most high-profile projects of the company including the French Embassy redevelopment and Tri-Seven Roppongi. While at Takenaka, he was briefly stationed in Qatar to work on the new Doha International Airport. Yoshimoto later joined UDS, where he led his design team for numerous hospitality projects including the Onsen Ryokan Yuen Shinjuku and Hamacho Hotel. Over the years, his projects have received recognition in major domestic and international design awards. 

A founding member of the Japan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), he served as President in 2018 and Japan representative to the International Region board from 2020 to 2021. He continues to serve AIA Japan as a board member.

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1970年東京生まれ。カリフォルニア大学バークレー校大学院修了後にサンフランシスコで建築家スタンレー・サイトウィッツに師事。竹中工務店で20年間にわたり「フランス大使館PFI事業」「トライセブン六本木」など、海外での設計実務経験を活かした外資系プロジェクトのほか、主に集合住宅、オフィス、商業建築の設計を担当。のちにUDSで設計担当役員として「温泉旅館由縁新宿」「HAMACHO HOTEL」などのホテル、商業施設を中心とした建築・インテリアの設計を手掛け、独立。

アメリカでの活動中にカリフォルニア州建築家ライセンスを取得し、アメリカ建築家協会(AIA)に加入。2005年に有志で日本支部(AIA Japan)を設立し、2015年に一般社団法人アメリカ建築家協会日本支部として組織を法人化。日本支部理事長(2018)、国際支部日本代表理事(2020-21)を歴任。






2001            Registered Architect, State of California, USA 


1995            Class-1 Architect, Japan 

一級建築士(登録 第265175号)

1995            Licensed English-speaking Tour Guide, Japan 

英語通訳案内士(登録 第EN01410号)


2020-21       Japan Representative, AIA International Region 


2018            President, AIA Japan Chapter   


2005-           Board Member, The American Institute of Architects Japan Chapter 


2012            International Committee, Japan Association of Architect Boards  

建築士会連合会 国際委員


2023              Withdom Group Design Competition Runner-Up,Japan

                      Good Lighting Award, Japan

2022              Asia Pacific Interior Design Award (APIDA), Hong Kong

                      Kyoto Design Award, Japan 

                      Good Design Award, Japan

       iF Design Award, Germany

2021              IES Illumination Award, USA

                      AIA Japan Design Award Honorable Mention, Japan

                      Kukan Design Award Long List, Japan

                      Good Design Award, Japan

2020              iF Gold Design Award, Germany

                      FRAME Award Short List, Netherlands

2019      AIA International Region Design Award, USA

                      Asia Pacific Interior Design Award (APIDA), Hong Kong

                      Design for Asia Award (DFA), Hong Kong

                      DNA Paris Design Award, France

                      A' Design Award, Italy

                      Good Design Award, Japan

2017              MLIT Innovative Green Award #16, Japan

                      Minato Green Town Award, Japan

2015              Minato Green Town Award, Japan

2012              AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Design Award, USA

                      MLIT Innovative Green Award #11, Japan

2011         BCS Award, Japan

                      Good Design Award, Japan

2006              Minato Green Town Award, Japan

2000              OTIS/ACSA International Design Award, USA

Media / Publicity

2023              Green is Re-edition

         Tempology Vision Vol.14

2022              Shinkenchiku July   新建築7月号

                      Sky Design Awards 2022 Judging panel

         Tempology Vision Vol.12

                      SHOTEN KENCHIKU March 商店建築3月号

2021              Tempology Vision Vol. 11

                      Sky Design Awards 2021 Judging panel

                      INTOUCH September      

                      INTOUCH March

2020              Sky Design Awards 2020 Online Ceremony

                      Sky Design Awards 2020 Judging panel

                      Merci Fall Special Edition

                      Green is Vol.2

                      INTOUCH October

                      INTOUCH September

      DETAIL ディテール冬季号「感動を生むホテルのディテール」

2019      KINDAI KENCHIKU May  近代建築5月号

      SHOTEN KENCHIKU November 商店建築11月号

                      Design Anthology 

      Elle Decor Aug 14

                      Pendulum Magazine July  23

2012              DETAIL   ディテール別冊「至高の階段」

2010              GreenSource May/June

                      GA Japan 102

2009           Shinkenchiku December   新建築12月号

2008              CTBUH Research Paper

2003              GA Houses #76

                      Nikkei Architecture May 26  日経アーキテクチュア5-26

2002              PRAXIS Issue 3​​

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