Yasuhiko Takenaka

Freelance Architectural Illustrator & Japanese Translator

Location:Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2 Skills
Sunwood-Mejirodai #201, 2-7-8 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 112-0014
TEL/FAX: +81-3-3947-9505 (Home/Japan)
Email: ytakenaka@i-next.ne.jp
Mobile: +81-90-3520-8849

SENIOR DESIGN MANAGER/DESIGN DIRECTOR (in architectural design firm/interior design firm or property developer)
Interior Design/Architectural Design/Urban Planning/Property Management

Nationality: Japanese
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 31 July, 1964
Marital Status: Married with two daughters
Language Spoken/Written: Japanese Language (Native),
English Language (Business Level)
Availability: One month upon confirmation of employment
Overseas based posting: Yes

Licensed Architect in Japan, JIA, registered in 1995

December, 1990 University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, the U.S.A
School of Architecture and Urban Planning
B.S. in Architectural Studies
1985-1987 Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan
Law Studies
2000 Fresno History Museum design competition (45000sqf.), Fresno, CA
1998 Urban Conceptual Design Competition,
“Housing the Next 10 Million in the Central Valley, California”
1996 Tokyo Shinjuku mixed use redevelopment conceptual proposal
(design proposal for the usage of space over the mega terminal train
stations/train tracks in the central metropolitan district of Tokyo)
1995 History Museum Design Competition (100,000sqm.)in Seoul, Korea

IT SKILLS Auto Cad (Autodesk 2007)
Microsoft Word/Excel
Microsoft Power Point


April, 2007 - Present TAKENAKA ARCHITECT AND ASSOCIATES, Tokyo, Japan
Managing Director (Owner)
Architecture and interior design for residence, Hotel and Spa, Office, Shop and Restaurant

Projects Summary
Cosmo Home Co. Ltd. Head Office in Saitama (220sqm); Architecture and Interior Design
6nos of Single-family houses/wooden structure (90-120sqm) in Saitama; Architecture and Interior Design
Remodeling of a single family house with modern Japanese style in Tokyo (100sqm); Architecture and Interior Design
Club Yumi VIP room in Tokyo (60sqm); Interior Design
Club Yumi Platinum Lounge in Tokyo (45sqm); Interior Design
Index Co. Ltd. Office in Tokyo (35sqm); Interior Design
Carefour, Jewelry Shop in Tokyo (80sqm); Interior Design
Architectural design proposal for mixed-use commercial building in Tokyo (800sqm)
Apartment (9units) in Tokyo (450sqm); Architecture and Interior Design
Aigan, Healing Stone Spa in Yokohama (200sqm); Interior design
Interior design proposal for Modern Japanese Inn, Kyoto (900sqm)
Interior design proposal for Traditional Japanese Inn, Kyoto (330sqm)

February, 2008
-January, 2010 LCL Interiors and Contracting LLC, Dubai, UAE
Senior Project Manager
Interior fit out of Dubai Metro Project (14 train stations), Dubai, UAE
Roles and responsibilities
Overall management/direction of the below trades/project teams;
1. Contract; overall contractual issues with client (main contractor), project budget control, contractual issues with sub-cons, suppliers
2. Document control; filing documents/drawings/ data/material samples, issuing letters (official/internal)
3. Design; shop drawing submission to the main-contractor, control of submission schedule, revision and as-built drawing submission
4. Review of shop drawings and attend to the design changes
5. Planning; submission of construction schedule, adjustment/revision
6. Logistic; material distribution from port (air/sea) to sites/warehouse, transportation of staffs, workers
7. Procurement handling of material purchases and liaison with both overseas and local suppliers
8. Site implementation; 14 site teams, regular progress meetings, safety, etc.
9. Construction cost and budget monitoring
10. QAQC

2006 – 2007 SEA CAPITAL CO. LTD., Tokyo, Japan
Property Developer, Project Manager
Consultancy/management for remodeling projects of existing poor yield buildings, including usage conversions.
Acquisition of properties, remodeling with high-yield values to resale or lease with higher rate

Project Summary;
Kodenma Dormitory (700sqm) ,Tokyo; conversion from office to small apartment units
Yokohama Residence (1100sqm), Yokohama; conversion from old inn to apartment complex

(Headquartered in Denver, Co. USA)
Associate Principal
Architecture and Interior Design
Expertise in hospitality designs for fitness Club, Hotel and Spa, luxurious condominium

Higashi Osaka fitness club, Osaka (5,000sqm); remodeling, architecture and interior design
Sports Plex Japan/fitness club, Tokyo (3,200sqm); remodeling, architecture and interior design
Central Wellness Club-Omiya, architectural design, Tokyo (3,600sqm); architecture and interior design
CortileYamate-cho/225unitscondominium; exterior façade design/interior design, Yokohama, Japan

1997 – 2001 IPSILON INC., Tokyo, Japan
Project Architect/Manager
Architecture and Interior Design for residence, shop and restaurant

Architectural design of studio type apartment in Tokyo (14units)
Architectural design of studio type apartment in Tokyo (20units)
Interior design of boutique in Tokyo (350sqm)
Interior design of boutique in Tokyo (600sqm)
Architectural design of themed restaurant, Sweet Basil 139 in Tokyo (1,500sqm)

1996-1997 RTKL INTERNATIONAL LTD, Tokyo, Japan
(Headquartered in Baltimore, USA)
Project Manager
Architectural and Interior design consultancy for commercial/ mixed-use shopping malls, office/ residential buildings

Olympic Hiratsuka, architectural design for shopping mall, Yokohama, Japan (32,000sqm)
Yokohama Bayside Marina Mall, architectural design for outlet mall, , Yokohama, Japan (22,000sqm)
LaLa-Port Shopping Mall Food-court Expansion, interior design consultancy, Yokohama (12,000sqm)

1992-1996 URBAN DINAMIC INSTITUTE (UDI), Tokyo, Japan
Design Manager
Consultancy for urban planning/redevelopment project for Mixed-use (commercial/residential/office) buildings/urban landscape for public use

Hasuda Station Mixed-Use Redevelopment, architectural design consultancy, Saitama, Japan (39,500 sqm)
Kokubunji Station Mixed-Use Redevelopment, architectural design consultancy, Tokyo Japan(68,000 sqm)
Koshigaya Station Mixed-Use Redevelopment, architectural design consultancy, Tokyo Japan (65,000 sqm)


Expected Basic Salary Negotiable
Housing To be provided by company
Transportation To be provided by company
Relocation Expenses Borne by company