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James Lambiasi ARCHITECT

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Career & Education:

2016-present          James Lambiasi ARCHITECT, Tokyo Principal

2008-2016              Lambiasi + Hayashi Architects, Tokyo Principal

1997-2007              Pelli Clark Pelli Architects Japan /Jun Mitsui and Associates, Tokyo (www.jma.co.jp)

                                 Senior Design Associate

1995-1997              Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier, Tokyo (www.ihasegawa.com) Designer

1995                        Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Master Degree of Architecture

1990                        University of Virginia School of Architecture, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture



2013-present         Architecture Department Director – Temple University, Japan Campus

2014-present         Art and Architecture Critic, “artscape JAPAN” Online Publication

2007-present         Design Studio Visiting Lecturer - Shibaura University School of Architecture 

2012-2015              Design Studio Visiting Lecturer - Hosei University School of Architecture

2007-2010              Design Studio Visiting Lecturer - Kogakuin University School of Architecture 

1997-2008              Design Studio Visiting Lecturer - Toyo University School of Architecture         

2001-2003              Design Studio Visiting Lecturer - Meiji University School of Architecture



2013                        1st Class Registered Architect in Japan

2009-2011              Architectural Institute of Japan Journal Editing Board Member

2008                        American Institute of Architects Japan Chapter President

2007                        American Institute of Architects Japan Chapter Vice President

2005-present         American Institute of Architects CES Lecture Series Director

2006                        State of New York Registered Architect


Honors and Publications:

2011                        Journal of Architecture and Building Science vol.125 no598

                                Co-Editor: AIJ and Internationalization: “Zero Survey” Data Observations

2010                        AIA Japan Design Award – Honorable Mention for the TELL Counseling Center, Tokyo

2010                        Journal of Architecture and Building Science vol.125 no598

                                 The Mitsubishi Ichigokan Reconstruction: History or Illusion?

Following completion of his Master's Degree in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1995, James Lambiasi has been a practicing architect and educator in Tokyo for over 20 years. He is the principal of his own firm James Lambiasi Architect, has taught as a visiting lecturer at several Tokyo universities, and has lectured extensively on his work. James served as President of the AIA Japan Chapter in 2008 and is currently the director of the AIA Japan lecture series that serves the English-speaking architectural community in Tokyo. He blogs about architecture in Tokyo at tokyo-architect.com.

James Lambiasi AIA