Partner, AIA, LEED AP
Akiko has lent her skills to a variety of projects including Odyssey House Tinton Avenue, Savanna Hall and the East 181st Street Apartments as a designer/project manager, and most recently, partner at UAI. Balancing client needs with her interests in urban design and sustainable building, she works closely with non-profit clients to bring their building projects from the drawing board to reality. Coming from a background that includes a variety of architectural firms, Akiko is a ready sounding board for ideas big and small to improve the office. Her sense of humor is ever present, whether when dealing with the latest unexpected construction SNAFU or her inability to make a decent piece of toast in the office toaster oven.