Takuma Johnson (B.Arch. '17) is a teaching associate for the Design I and II studios and has previously taught the Introduction to Architecture Summer Program at Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. His research interests focus on the role of architectural design to elucidate idiosyncratic ideas of cultural and historic practices in a rapidly globalizing and contested environment. He has conducted this research in Japan, Spain, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Johnson has worked for architectural offices in Madrid, Spain; New York City; and Nashville, Tennessee, and completed built projects in both countries. He is a current collaborator and designer with RICA* studio on various design projects and competitions.
Johnson holds a bachelor of architecture from Cornell University with concentrations in architectural analysis and architectural science and technology.
- ARCH 1101 First Year Design Studio: THE 5ENSESIntroduction to design as a conceptual discipline directed at the analysis, interpretation, synthesis, and transformation of the physical environment. Exercises are aimed at developing an understanding of the issues, elements, and processes of environmental design.
Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)
- Addison G. Crowley (B.L.Arch. '38) Prize (2015)