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Takao Ugai

CEO/ Architect
Doctor in Architecture



  • Doctor in Architecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa, December 2012

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, March 2006

  • Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy, Harvard Business School Online, March 2019


  • Architect License – State of Hawaii (Since June 2013) License No.: 15998

  • AIA Member (Since June 2013) Member ID: 38283767

  • NCARB Member (Since June 2013) Member ID: 78710

  • USGBC LEED® AP BD+C License No.: 10325742

  • USGBC LEED® AP Homes License No.: 10325742

  • Certified Water Pollution Plan Preparer (Since October 2017)

  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Coordinator (Since October 2017)




  • Pandemic Urbanism - Architecture in Hawaii (December 2021) Kenchiku Journal Vol1324. pg 6-7.

  • The World with COVID-19 - Architecture in Hawaii (October 2020) Kenchiku Journal Vol1309. pg 5-6.

  • Readers' Choice Awards 2020 Hawaii Home Remodeling, Selective Stone (July 2020)

  • Let's all think about it school in Hawaii and Japan. Lighthouse Hawaii Magazine. Lighthouse Hawaii (monthly since April 2019 to present)

  • Study in Hawaii. Japan Press Service, Inc. Nikkan San (monthly since March 2019 to January 2020)

  • Useful Tips in Architecture Design. Japan Press Service, Inc. Nikkan San (biweekly since May 2015 to present)

  • Architecture in Hawaii (June 2018) Kenchiku Journal Vol1279. pg 12-13.

  • Helical Flux Winery – Sustainable Implantation & Environmental Integration, Speech of design work. International Union of Architects (UIA) 2017 Seoul, Korea (September 6, 2017)

  • Evaluation of Sustainable Roof from Various Aspects and Benefits of Agriculture Roofing in Urban Core (January 6, 2016) Procedia. Social and Behavioral Sciences Vol 216, pg 850-60.

  • Speech at IEREK’s Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) conference in Lecce, Italy (October 14-16, 2015)

  • Cultivating Urbanism: Transforming the Existing City through Agrarian Interventions (December 15, 2012).

  • Doctorate Project, School of Architecture University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

  • Gridded Utopia, Speech of design work. International Union of Architects (UIA) 2011 Tokyo (September 29, 2011)

  • HonBlue Architectural Research Travel Scholarship (April 2012)

  • Allen R. Johnson - Roy C. Kelley Architectural Travel Award (April 2012)

  • Dai Ho Chun Scholarship (April 2012)

  • Construction Specifications Institute Scholarship Award (December 2011)

  • Maximizing Adaptability ~Flexible Structure System Using BFRP~, Speech of design work, International Union of Architects (UIA) 2011 Tokyo, Japan (September 2011)


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