Maki Onuki

I enjoy collaborating, as it is full of adventure and discoveries.
This is the foundation of how I carry out each phase of the whole project from inception/proposal to planning/design to construction supervision with great care and attention. I use a hands-on approach, emphasizing the importance of spending time on-site to feel and see first-hand its natural setting and how seasons change, how the lights cast shadows, how winds blow, etc., interpret them with all my senses, and reflect the findings in the design, which then becomes truly unique to the particular site. I also strive to create a cheerful and productive work environment, where people of diverse disciplines can work collaboratively together over a long project period.
I intend to continue creating spaces that can bring joy, excitement, surprise, and discovery to as many people as possible, thereby contributing to the enrichment of their lives.


Graduated from Department of Architecture, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University
1998 – 2006
Takano Landscape Planning Co., Ltd.
2003 – 2005
Aroma Tropics Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
2013 –
Part-time lecturer at Department of Architecture and Urban Design, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University
2018 -
Part-time lecturer at Department of Architecture and Design, School of Science and Technology, Kyoto Institute of Technology


BCS Award (Keio University Hiyoshi Campus Building No.4)
Honorable mention at Chiba University 110th Anniversary Memorial Hall Landscape Competition
10th Himeji Cityscape Award (Himeji Terminal Square)
2016 Osaka Eco-Friendly Architecture Award in Office Building Division (Administration & Laboratory Building, Osaka Office, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation [NITE])