Lessons from Japan – Design for Recovery
San Diego architect Kotaro Nakamura will show the results of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami and what has been accomplished in the year and a half since it occurred. He’ll focus on the process of recovery and issues related to design. And he’ll explain how what has been learned there can be applied here to increase the resilience of our communities.
Mr. Nakamura has been a principal architect with the firm of Roesling Nakamura Terada and has taught in SDSU’s School of Art, Design and Art History, both for well over a quarter century. At State, where he is a professor in its Interior Design Program, he emphasizes digital technology as applied to environmentally sensitive design. He is a LEED AP – a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional – with experience in SDG&E’s Savings by Design program. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Green Building Council.
His firm’s commissions include the East West Design Complex in the Gaslamp Quarter, San Ysidro DMV, Santa Monica Mountains Intern Center, San Pasqual Academy housing, La Costa Canyon High School, and two City College buildings under construction at 16th and C Streets.
Mr. Nakamura graduated from State in 1980 with a master’s degree in Environmental Design. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Kanto Gakuin University in Japan.
Come to the Friends of San Diego Architecture meeting in September to see how Japan’s tsunami is making waves over here.