Aki Shimizu-Kuhn

  • Architect · Interior Designer
  • Chicago, IL

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Experience

Senior Project Manager for Store Planning Department at Theory — Helmut Lang

November 2011 – February 2013 New York, NY

Overseeing all aspects of design and construction for all existing and new Theory and Helmut Lang stores, showrooms and offices domestic and international. Manage coordination with external architects, contractors, fixture vendors and internal store management department.

Partner / Project Designer / Manager at Studio A+i

December 2006 – November 2011 New York, NY

Proposals, design, presentation, scheduling, coordination work with consultants, overseeing development of construction documents, bidding and construction administration for various projects.

Project Architect / Manager at Labo Architecture LLC

February 2005 – December 2006

Involvement from conceptual design through construction documents including design, preparation of presentation materials, coordination work with consultants/ fabricators and overseeing the development of construction documents (drawings and specifications), bidding and construction administration.

Project Manager at Rafael Viñoly Architects PC

April 2001 – October 2004 New York, NY

Managing project from conceptual design through construction documents including design, preparation of presentation materials, presentation to clients, coordination work with consultants, overseeing the development of construction documents, budgeting, bidding and scheduling of overall project.

Junior Architect at Daniel Mann Johnson & Mendenhall

October 1996 – June 2000 Los Angeles, CA

Assisting in design and presentation materials for various projects and assisting in developing construction documents

Education

B.A. Architecture at University of California at Berkeley

1992 – 1996 Berkeley, CA