Richard Hisashi Shiga                                                                                                     




      Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania        

            Bachelor of Architecture, 1988 to 1994

                  Thesis: On the Nature of Program and It’s Relationship to Architectural Form




Experience _ Practice

      Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership, Portland, Oregon

            Architect, June 2005 – Present

                  Providence Portland Medical Center – New Cancer Center, Portland, Oregon

      Holah Design + Architecture LLC, Portland, Oregon

            Consultant, March 2005 – June 2005


      George Yu Architects, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   

            Project Architect, April 1994 to September 2001

                  Temple University New Student Housing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                        The Stony Point Center - New Meditation Pavilion, Stony Point, New York

                        Springton Lake Presbyterian Church, Springton Lake, Pennsylvania

                        Free Library of Philadelphia - East Falls Branch Renovations, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                        Holy Angels’ Church and School, Newark, Delaware

                        First Presbyterian Church, Delray Beach, Florida

                        Lanham Crossing Shopping Center, Lanham, Maryland

                        Free Library of Philadelphia - Eastwick Branch Renovations, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                        555 City Line Avenue - Lobby Renovations, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

                        Doylestown Shopping Center, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

                        Holy Redeemer College Chapel Renovation, Washington D.C.


      George Yu Architects, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   

            Network Administrator, September 1997 to September 2001

                  12-Station Windows NT Environment


Independent Commissions           

                        Ogden Residence Compound, Portland, Oregon - Summer 2003 to Present

                        5424 NE 16th Ave Additions/Renovations, Portland, Oregon

                        Davis Residence Additions/Renovations, Portland, Oregon

                        Ganesh View Primary School - Master Plan, Tigaon, Nepal

                        Shiga Residence - Covered Patio Design/Construction, Portland, Oregon

                        Shiga Residence Additions/Renovations, Nyack, New York

                        Harris Residence Additions/Renovations, Flourtown, Pennsylvania

                        Chinatown North Rehabilitation Study - Philadelphia, Pa.

                        West Philadelphia Survey/Documentation - Blackney/Hayes Architects, Philadelphia, PA.

                        Metz Rowhouse Renovations, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                        Suren Residence Additions/Renovations, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


      Intra Muros, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

            Project Architect, July 1993 to November 1996      

                        Millennium Coffee, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                        Hope’s Cookies, New Hope, Pennsylvania

                        Flick / Spivak Residence, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania

                        Abram’s Paper Making Studio, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania


      James Wentling Architect, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania        

            Staff Architect, July 1994 to April 1995    

Residential Architecture - Production of presentation brochures & construction documents.


      Patricia Kucker Architects, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania        

            Staff Architect, December 1990 to May 1992         

                        General Electric Regional Headquarters, Ohio

                        Caldwell College Master Plan, Caldwell, New Jersey

                        Graham Foundation Grant - Glasgow School of Art Building Analysis Presentation Drawings




Experience _ Academic

      University of Oregon Department of Architecture, Eugene, Oregon

            Adjunct Assistant Professor, Spring 2008

                  Arch 4/580                        Architectural Design Studio


      Portland State University Department of Architecture, Portland, Oregon    

            Assistant Professor, Fall 2003 to Summer 2006

            Foundation Design Coordinator   

                  Arch 180                            Beginning Design Studio I

                        Arch 181                            Beginning Design Studio II

                        Arch 120                            Basic Architectural Drawing - Seeing and Translating

                        Arch 480                            Senior Design Studio - Defining The Sacred

            Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fall 2002 to Summer 2003

                  Arch 220                            Design Drawing

                        Arch 280 / 281                  Design Foundations I / II

                        Arch 420                            Construction Codes

                        Arch 425 / 426                  Architectural Computer Graphics I / II


      Art Institute of Portland - Interior Design Department, Portland, Oregon

            Adjunct Assistant Professor, Spring 2005

                  ID225                                 Construction Documentation and Communication


      Temple University Architecture Program, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania         

            Adjunct Assistant Professor, Spring 1997 to Spring 2001

                  Arch 031                            Design Foundations I - First Year Design Studio I

                        Arch 011                            Design Fundamentals I - Drawing / Computer Modeling I

                        Arch 032                            Design Foundations II - First Year Design Studio II

                        Arch 012                            Design Fundamentals II - Drawing / Computer Modeling II

            Teaching Assistant, Fall 1993 and Fall 1992


      Saturday Academy, Portland, Oregon

            Introduction to Architectural Design

                        Workshop Instructor, Summer 2003


      Nirmal Batika Primary School, Kathmandu, Nepal

            English / Arts and Crafts Instructor, Spring / Summer 2002


      Ganesh View Primary School, Tigaon, Nepal

            English / Arts and Crafts Instructor, Spring / Summer 2002


      Guest Critic

            University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

            New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey 

            University of Oregon, Eugene / Portland, Oregon

            Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

            Art Institute of Portland, Portland, Oregon

            University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania     

            Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania                     

            Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

            Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

            Lalitkala Fine Arts College, Kathmandu Nepal




Academic and Community service

      University of Oregon - Department of Architecture - Portland Center

            Thesis Show Exhibit Consultant, Spring 2007


        Emerging Voices Exhibit, Sponsored by the Portland Mayor’s Office

2004          First Thursday Exhibition of PSU Architecture Student Work

                        Co-Coordinator with Professor Nikola Boscanin

2003          Ecotrust Building Exhibition of PSU Architecture Student Work

                                    Assistant to Professor Amir Ameri in design, construction and installation


      Portland State University Architecture Lecture Series

            Organization of the following lectures:

Two Projects:  The Relocation of The Gordon House,

                        and The Mount Angel Academic Center

Kent Duffy and Jocelyn Helgerson, SRG Partnership INC

April, 2005


      Portland State University Department of Architecture Student Organization

            Faculty Moderator, 2004 to 2006


Portland State University Department of Architecture Scholarship Committee

      Member, 2004 to 2006


Portland State University Department of Architecture - New Undergraduate Curriculum

      Foundation Design Coordinator, 2003 to 2006

                  Curriculum formulation for the new Foundation Design Sequence


      Portland State University Department – Department Course Website Administrator


      The Stony Point Center - Volunteer Master Planning Design Sessions

            Volunteer Coordinator for The Stony Point Center, Summer 1999


      Architecture Design Workshops

            Holy Angels Catholic School, Newark, Delaware

            Volunteer design workshop coordinator / instructor, Grades 1-5, Spring 1998




Lectures and Presentations

      2005 Temple University Architecture Program Graduation

            Commencement Speaker, selected by graduating thesis class


      Contexual Analysis and Site-Specific Design

            Portland State University, Spring 2004 / 2005


      Man and Mask - Oskar Schlemmer and the Bauhaus Stage

            Video Presentation and Discussion

            Portland State University, Winter 2004


      Diagramming Techniques and Dynamic Translation

            Portland State University, Winter 2003 / 2004




Exhibitions and Publications

      “Verge:  Between Education and Practice”

            Selected Interviewee

            Malia Kalahele, Editor, Ooligan Press, Spring 2008

      Architectural and Contextual Analysis - Foundation Design Studio Curriculum

            Published in:  “Architectural Drawing: A Visual Compendium of Types & Methods”

            3rd Edition, Rendow Yee, Wiley Publishing, 2007

      GBCA Award - Best Institutional Building, April 2002  

            Temple University Student Housing

            Project Manager - George Yu Architects

      Temple University - Tyler School of Art Annual Exhibition, May 2001   

            Student work presented

      Temple University Architecture Program Faculty Exhibition, March 1998

            Select projects presented

      AIA Philadelphia Annual Exhibition, 1996      

            Doylestown Center

            Project Manager - George Yu Architects

      Graham Foundation Grant - Project Exhibition, 1993  

            C.R. Mackintosh - Glasgow School of Art Building Study

            Project Team Member - Patricia Kucker Architects