is a creative partnership established by the husband and wife team of Adam Weintraub and Mishi Hosono. The Studio founded in 2000, gives them the opportunity to formally combine their diverse backgrounds and extensive experience in a multi-disciplinary design forum. While centered on architecture, Koko Studio will also encompass interior, furniture, textile and product design.|
The Studio was named as one of ten “faces of the future” by the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter. A film presenting recent projects by Koko was featured in the New York Center for Architecture. Their work was awarded the prestigious International Will Ching Award for Interior Design by the IIDA.
Koko Architecture + Design is dedicated to the ideal that design has the ability to improve our lives. While specialization within a discipline has its role, the studio is committed to design in the widest possible sense: From the bend of an elevated railway to the curve of a playground slide.
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a native of suburban Detroit, contributes extensive academic and construction experiences to the team. Following his bachelors degree from Harvard University, he was awarded the Shaw Traveling fellowship enabling him to study architecture around the world. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as licenses in both New York and Illinois. He is an Associate Professor in the Architecture Department of the New York Institute of Technology, where he teaches Design V.
boasts a background that extends from ancient Tokyo to modern New York. Growing up in an international school in Tokyo, she fostered an interest in the various cultures of her classmates. Through her graduate and undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, she was further able to build on her unusual history. An Associate Professor at New York Institute of Technology, she teaches an advanced Urban Design Studio. She is a member of the American institute of Architects , and is licensed in the State of New York.
|EIKO SAKAI (email@example.com)
Eiko Sakai offers her unusual academic and artistic experiences to the studio. She holds architecture degrees from both Tokyo University and the University of Pennsylvania. Her digital drawings have been published and exhibited in the Guggenheim Museum of Art. As a translator, her work includes several books for the Noguchi Museum as well as a translation of Richard Plunz's A History of Housing in New York City. Eiko's previous design work includes the transformation of a retired Staten Island ferryboat into a floating entertainment complex stationed in Tokyo and Hong Kong Bay. She was also a designer in Frank Gehry's Los Angeles office where she helped develop the schematic plans for the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
|PATRICK CASEY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Patrick returned to Koko upon completing his Masters of Architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He had previously spent a summer with the Koko studio between his two years of study in Michigan. His Masters' thesis examined experimental methods of concrete construction.
After receiving his B. Arch degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, he worked on various projects in Washington DC, Boston and New York.
Patrick has extensive teaching experience: having taught design & drawing courses at the Boston Architectural Center, Lawrence Technological University and Cranbrook.
|CINO MARRAGHINI (email@example.com)
Cino joins the Koko studio from Arezzo, Italy. He completed his architectural education at the University of Florence. His work experience extends from Tuscany to New York City.
In addition to his architectural background, Cino is an active musician and DJ in the New York music scene. When pressed, he can be seen spinning at Koko events.
|PAULA GRULLON (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Paula Grullon acts as administrative assistant and bookkeeper for the koko studio. Prior experience includes work at Tsao McKown Architects.