Tomi Hikida - Associate Professor.
Tomi HikidaAssociate Professor.
13/FA-CM-191-01 Professional Bid Proposal Simulation
13/FA-CM-201-01 Introduction to Construction Management
13/FA-CM-201-02 Introduction to Construction Management
13/FA-CM-291-01 Professional Bid Proposal Simulation
13/FA-CM-391-01 Professional Bid Proposal Simulation
13/FA-CM-461-01 Building Codes and Zoning
13/FA-CM-461-02 Building Codes and Zoning
13/FA-CM-491-01 Professional Bid Proposal Simulation
13/FA-CM-499-01 Capstone Project
13/FA-CM-499-01 Capstone Project
13/FA-CM-661-01 Building Codes And Zoning
Master of Science, Architecture – Columbia University
Professor Hikida, AIA, LEED-AP is an architect and educator. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. Professor Hikida is a member of the AIA and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Background and Education I am an architect and educator and have lived in New York City for twenty years. I received my M.Arch degree from Columbia University in 1990 where I was the recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. While at Columbia I was the teaching assistant for Steven Holl for the first-year studio during my second and third years. Academic Experience For the past 14-years I have taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute. My teaching experience at Pratt includes 190 credit hours of teaching, averaging 14 credit hours per year, teaching a total 57 classes, and reaching 843 total students please refer to the attached teaching log. My teaching course responsibilities have been diverse and include: Design Studio, Professional Practice, Architectural Internship, Construction Documents, Site Design, Building Systems Technology, Technics, and Materials and Assemblies. I have developed curriculum for Professional Practice, Architectural Internship, Technics, and, Site Design; and served as coordinator for Professional Practice, the Architectural Internship Program, and Technics. My teaching record displays a wide range of teaching capabilities that fulfill a variety of curricular goals, and demonstrates my willingness to accept an increased commitment in teaching, service and professional activity. I received a faculty development grant in 2001-2002 to enhance the professional practice curriculum. While at Pratt I have participated in several National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) reviews for both the undergraduate and graduate schools of architecture. Specifically, I have represented the professional practice and technology course sequences in addressing the following NAAB criteria: construction cost control, technical documentation, client role in architecture, architects' administrative roles, architectural practice, professional development, leadership, legal responsibilities, and ethics and professional judgment. I have an awareness of the 34 NAAB criteria, and I understand the importance of accurately documenting and clearly presenting evidence that fulfills the NAAB standards while supporting the overarching mission statement, and current and future goals of the school. As the IDP Coordinator at Pratt Institute, I provide professional guidance for matriculating students. I provide regular presentations on “The Road to Licensure” and on “Time Management”. I regularly participate with AIA National on issues related to intern development. In 2006 I was the primary author of the AIA's Mentoring Guidelines: IDP Mentoring: The Essential Relationship Between Architects and Interns. As stated by Catherine Roussel of the AIA in the introduction to the Mentoring Guidelines: “This new edition is broader in scope, focusing on the benefits of mentoring for interns in the Intern Development Program (IDP), strategies for successful completion of IDP requirements with the help of a mentor, and information about mentoring to help both interns and their mentors”. I believe that schools have an obligation to develop the full range of a student's artistic, technical, and career building skills to serve them for a lifelong career in design. During my tenure as AIAS Faculty Advisor at Pratt Institute the AIAS has been responsible for organizing the annual Pratt Architecture Career Day that provides students an opportunity to meet architectural professionals, and develop professional relationships within the broader architectural community. This year's planned Career Day Event is scheduled to include over 60 firms. During the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards Reception in 2004 I was awarded the Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award in recognition of my contributions to the quality of student life for my role as the faculty advisor of the American Institute of Architects Student (AIAS) Chapter. I have lectured on “Time Management” and “The Road to Registration” and participate in the architecture faculty peer review committee for the School of Architecture. In addition, I have made presentations at several Pratt Family Weekend events, and teach a course entitled Designing Broadcast and Media Facilities in Pratt's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. In addition, for the past 8-years I have taught Interior Design in the AAS Program at Parsons The New School for Design. Courses include Construction Documents, and Professional Practice. My teaching experience at Parsons includes teaching a total of 25 classes to a total of 328 students please refer to the attached teaching log. I received a faculty development grant in 2002-2003 to develop curricular materials for “Writing for Design Professionals”. Material developed with this grant was implemented in the professional practice curriculum. Professional Experience My professional experience includes work with Steven Holl, Michael Sorkin, Gaetano Pesce, HLW International, and Gensler. Notable projects include the following: · Cleveland House, Steven Holl, displayed in the MoMA · Beached Houses, Michael Sorkin, PA Award winner · Chiat/Day Advertising, Gaetano Pesce · Sirius Satellite Radio, HLW · BBH Advertising, Gensler For nearly 20 years my career in architecture has been a personal journey of cultivating and balancing design vision, technological skill, and business management acumen to develop my capabilities as a complete architect. I recognize this as a continuing process, and enjoy sharing the lessons that I have learned in practice with my students and colleagues. From Steven Holl, Michael Sorkin, and Gaetano Pesce I learned the importance of developing visionary design ideas and executing them with rigor. From HLW International I learned the value of integrating design vision with technical documentation, and collaborating with structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers to develop coordinated technical documents. From Gensler I continue to learn the integration of design, and technology within a project management framework that allows design to thrive, while establishing the best available practices within the business of design. This diversity of professional experience carries in to the classroom and provides the courses I teach with a unique perspective on architecture that bridges the worlds of education and practice