Originally from Okinawa Japan, Shinya lived in Tokyo where he graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture. After completing his undergrad degree, he came to the US to attend the graduate program at The Ohio State University where he completed his Master of Architecture degree.
Shinya has been involved in a large variety of architectural typologies, both nationally and internationally, through the course of his career. Urban design, Higher education, Schools, and child care are few of the project types that he has worked on. Shinya has also worked on several award winning international design competitions.
Outside of his interests in architecture, Shinya has a keen interest in reading books related to early 20th century philosophy and contemporary arts. He also enjoys playing outdoor sports, especially soccer. He and his wife Chantelle have son and daughter, Kaji and Eza.
U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professional BD+C.