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Hiroshi Okamoto is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional, licensed in New York. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1992 and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science degree in Architectural Studies in 2000.
From 1994-1998, Mr. Okamoto was employed with the Ushida Findlay Partnership in Japan, and with the Joint Venture of Nikken Sekkei, Tohata Gumi and RTKL International, on the Saitama Koiki Godochosha, the large scale Tokyo decentralization project completed in 1998.
From 2001 to 2012, Mr. Okamoto has worked with I. M. Pei on the Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2001-2002), as a Designer, Site Representative and Construction Administrator of the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha (2001–2008) and as the Project Architect of the Chapel at the Miho Institute of Aesthetics (2008-2012), I.M. Pei’s last project. From 2008-2012, Mr. Okamoto was an independent design consultant and the Design Architect for the Museum of Islamic Art Park in Doha.
In 2010, Mr. Okamoto founded OLI Architecture PLLC with his partner Bing Lin and has been the design principal for the award-winning MuXin Art Museum (2011-2015), the China Suzhou Embroidery Art Museum (2011- ), the Chengdu Silk Art Culture Museum (2012-2016), and the Museum of Islamic Art Renovation (2015-2017). Mr. Okamoto is currently collaborating with the artist, Richard Serra on a private commission in Bedford, NY and heading the design of the Anji Changsuo Early Childhood Education Center (2016 - ), the Tencent Shanghai Office renovation design (2017-2018), Bird Point Private residence in Lexington, KY (2018-), The Fangsuo Commune Shanghai (2017 – ), the largest design bookstore in Shanghai on the Pudong riverfront and a new concept retail design for the Japanese Retailer Pola to be launched in Tokyo and Osaka in the fall of 2018.