Hisako Ichiki

Hisako brings a wide and unique range of design experience and approach to Bunch. Her interests in urban research, experiential public art, architecture and design skills, and hands on craft has allowed her to build and be part of a wide range of works.

She is committed to creating design solutions and ideas that are simple, effective and unheard of.

Hisako has a BA in Policy Management from Keio University
and a Masters of Architecture from SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture)

Professional experience include:
Principal of Chakotaco. Inc, a brand strategy and design solution company based in LA and NY
Worked for artist Doug Aitken Workshop as project designer/manager on multiple sculptural works and exhibition designs
Worked for Osborn as project designer on public projects including elementary school, high school and non-profit organization

‘Small Scale’ BSA Gallery, Boston Society of Architects, MA 2010 - (Group)
Presentation at ‘Pecha Kucha’ night, LAForum Hollywood, CA 2009 - (Group)
‘extra ordinary’, Los Angeles, CA 2005 - (Sci-arc/Art Center joint event)
‘365’ Creek Hotel, Miami 2003 - (Group)
‘Dimple Pimple’ 2002-ongoing
Public Art selection panel for City of Los Angeles 2002
‘Per(see)ve’, BANK, Los Angeles, CA 2002 - (Group)

'Bunch for Tree People' featured in GOOD Magazine, April 2011 GOOD
'Country House' featured in LA Magazine, March 2011 LA Magazine
'Greeting Wall' featured in 'Small Scale' by Keith Moscow, Princeton Architectural Press, 2010 Small Scale
‘extra ordinary’ featured in Japanese design magazine Design Quarterly, 2006
Published ‘extra ordinary’ by Hisako Ichiki and Takao Umehara, Rockport Publishers, 2005
Article of current works in Japanese culture magazine Barfout, 2003
I.D. Magazine Student Review, Honorable Mentions, 2003
Published ‘Children’s Architecture Workshop’ by Hisako Ichiki, Public Access Press, SCI-Arc, 2002

UCLA, Research Assistant, Advanced Design Studio of Akihisa Hirata, 2011
UCLA, Research Assistant, Advanced Design Studio of Sou Fujimoto, 2010
USC, Exploration of Architecture, Instructor, 2009
SCI-Arc, 1B Studio Instructor, 2009
UCLA, Research Assistant, Advanced Design Studio of Atelier Bow-wow, 2008
UCLA, Research Assistant, Advanced Design Studio of Mark Lee & Atelier Bow-wow, 2007