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Toshihiro Oki established his office in New York after working for several years at the Japanese architectural office of SANAA / Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa (Pritzker Prize 2010) to build the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City and the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion in Ohio. Since 2009, he has been working on his own independent projects. Oki is licensed to practice architecture in New York and has taught architecture studio at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Princeton University Graduate School of Architecture.

In 2012, Jared Diganci joined the office after graduating from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture. Diganci worked previously in Los Angeles with a focus on materials and custom fabrication. In 2013, Jiwoo Park joined the office as a licensed architect. Park worked for several years in New York on larger scale projects as a design and project manager.

Architecture should raise the human imagination beyond the conventional everyday. This requires an unconventional process. The experience of bridging the cultural gap of international teams, clients and locations has led to the focus of thinking globally and acting locally. Every project has a unique set of conditions that requires both an open perspective and a focused process. In order to expand the possibilities, each project team is assembled from a trusted group of associates, engineers and builders based on the project's specific needs. This creates a dynamic team structure that can efficiently focus on the design and finding its subsequent reality. Such flexible partnerships and conditions help lead to unanticipated paths of new thinking and possibilities.












1973 born Tokyo, Japan; raised in USA
1996 graduates from Carnegie Mellon University, pittsburgh USA
1997 joins Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership, NY
2003 joins SANAA / Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa, Tokyo
2007 at SANAA - completes Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, Ohio USA
2008 at SANAA - completes New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY
2008 Studio Lecturer at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture
2008 Studio Lecturer at Princeton University Graduate School of Architecture
2009 establishes independent office of Toshihiro Oki architects
2011 Studio Lecturer at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture
2013 Studio Lecturer at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture