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Yuta Masakane

Yuta Masakane

Designer

Houston, TX

Education

  • Master of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Cultural and Creative Studies, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

Discipline

Yuta acquired a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from LSU in May 2019. Before coming to the U.S, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Arts in Cultural and Creative Studies with a focus on GIS at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo. His GIS background and experience of participation in community engagement in the Tohoku Region, which was flooded by the tsunami in 2011 drove him to study landscape architecture with a strong focus on resilient and sustainable design as well as stormwater management. Along with academics, Yuta worked at LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio as a graduate assistant. He assisted with the research of BMPs of stormwater management and Green Infrastructure, designing graphics, and creating maps for community meetings. From the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, he received a Tipton Travel Award Scholarship and utilized it to expand and deepen his understanding of stormwater management in the Netherlands. Yuta is eager to learn more practically about sustainability, resiliency, and community engagement at Asakura Robinson. Outside of the office, Yuta enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, and birding. He is also a baseball enthusiast.

 

Q & A

Where do you get your design inspiration from?
Friends, colleagues, and the nature.

If you could work on a project anywhere in the world where would it be?
The moon or Mars

What’s your creative tool of choice?
NT CUTTER PRO A