Aki is the founder and creative director of office ma. He is an entrepreneur, conceptual thinker, urbanist, sculptor, landscape designer, artist and cultural hybrid of Japanese x American. As the firm name suggests, Aki’s work is focused on the discovery of ma, “the void with unlimited opportunities,” in all things. His current work has involved conceptualization of real estate development, urban design and planning, landscape architecture and art direction focused primarily within Asia.
Aki has more than 20 years of professional experience and a considerable body of built work, having previously worked with one of the world’s largest multidisciplinary firms, as well as small and medium-sized boutique practices, making him keenly aware of the values embodied in each. His passion for all stages of the design process has lead him to create a new kind of firm that is both concentrated and boundless, where he can devote his time and talent fully to projects and clients, and apply his unique cultural fusion perspective with unbridled enthusiasm for beauty, simplicity, detail... ma.