Principal AIA LEED AP
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 in 1992 and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in Architectural Studies in 2000.
From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Okamoto worked in Japan with the Ushida Findlay Partnership and the Joint Venture of Nikken Sekkei, Tohata Gumi and RTKL International on the Saitama Koiki Godochosha, the large-scale decentralization project in Tokyo completed in 1998.
From 2001 to 2012, Mr. Okamoto worked with I. M. Pei on the Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens as Designer, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha as Site Representative and Construction Administrator, and I. M. Pei’s last project, the Chapel at the Miho Institute of Aesthetics, as Project Architect.
From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Okamoto was an independent Design Consultant and Design Architect for the Museum of Islamic Art Park in Doha.
Mr. Okamoto founded OLI Architecture PLLC with partner Bing Lin in 2010 and has been Design Principal for the award-winning Mu Xin Art Museum (2011-2015), the Museum of Suzhou Embroidery Art in China (2011-?), the Chengdu Silk Art Culture Museum (2012-2016), and the Museum of Islamic Art Renovation (2015-2017). Mr. Okamoto is currently collaborating with artist Richard Serra on a private commission in Bedford, NY and heading the designs of the Anji Changsuo Early Childhood Education Center (2016-?), the Tencent Office Renovation in Shanghai (2017-2018), the Bird Point Private Residence in Lexington, KY (2018-), the Fangsuo Commune in Shanghai (2017-), the largest design bookstore in Shanghai on the Pudong riverfront, and a new concept for Japanese Retailer Pola to be launched in Tokyo and Osaka in the Fall of 2018.