A Catalog of Ideas
Designed by Aershop. Est. 2009
Architecture · Environment · Research
Connecting the pulses of our built environments with the rhythms of our planet.
Darina has directed projects globally––at scales that span the civic, institutional, and residential. She is Senior Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox, where she is senior designer for One Vanderbilt Place in Manhattan's Midtown.
She unpacks the contemporary city—its cultures, histories, networks, organizations and their stories—to develop projects that bridge gaps between the many 'ways of seeing'.
Darina has devoted part of her time to teaching—notably, at the Rhode Island School of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the Boston Architectural College.
Takuma moves fluidly between various modes of thinking and softwares. His designs of large and small scale urban, landscape and architectural spaces emerge from a place of aesthetic, philosophic, scientific, and utilitarian thinking while his visual communication strategies are often informed by emotion-based, time-sensitive natures.
He has instructed Urban Systems at the Boston Architectural College, Spitzer School of Architecture, and Rhode Island School of Design.