AIA|LA Congratulates Joey Shimoda, AIA, Named Contract Designer of the Year

Contract magazine has named Joey Shimoda, AIA, its 2013 Designer of the Year, praising the Los Angeles-based architect and designer for the “quality and breadth of his design work, his ability to transform the mundane, his consistently strong client relationships, and the respect he garners in the profession.” With the motto “extra superfino,” 13-year-old Shimoda Design Group has completed projects ranging from interior architecture to “building rejuvenation” for clients such as Steelcase, Rolex, and MTV Networks.

Congratulations to Joey Shimoda and those at Shimoda Design Group!

Read full article at Contract here!

About Joey N. Shimoda, AIA & Shimoda Design Group:

Joey N. Shimoda earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in 1988. In 1985 he interned at Morphosis Architects in Santa Monica, and was instrumental in the design and execution of drawings for Kate Mantilini Restaurant and the Sixth Street House. Both projects received Progressive Architecture Awards for that year.

On February 14, 2000 he founded Shimoda Design Group. A studio founded on a multi-disciplined platform that seeks to bring quality design, innovation and technical excellence in projects of every scale. In addition to the core staff of six, the studio has the ability to assemble an optimum team of design professionals according to each clients needs. They include planners, landscape architects, graphic designers, lighting consultants and marketing professionals. Currently the firm has ongoing projects in Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles.

In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Shimoda has taught at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) and continues to participate in symposiums and student reviews at USC, UCLA, SCI-ARC, Art Center and Woodbury University. His personal artwork has been exhibited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago and New York. He was also is an appointed Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles Affordable Housing Commission from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Shimoda was a member of the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 2007-2008.


Last updated: 30-Jan-2013 05:02 PM
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