Taeg Nishimoto, M.S.
College of Architecture Associate Dean and Institute Faculty Advisory Council Member
Taeg Nishimoto teaches graduate level design studios at UTSA. His interests include all aspects of architectural design and the mechanism that encompasses design technique from the artistic to the technological, the spatial to the material, and the digital to complete tactile spontaneity. He is also interested in the idea of descriptive programming -- the process of using narrative text and structure as a viable strategy for architectural programming. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and a Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University. He has worked for Architektenburo Herman Hertzberger in Amsterdam and Kunihiko Hayakawa & Associates in Tokyo. In New York he had his own practice, Taeg Nishimoto + Allied Architects, while he was also an adjunct design faculty member at Columbia University GSAPP and the Pratt Institute. He also taught as a visiting critic at Temple University in Philadelphia and the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2001 he moved to Texas as a tenured faculty member of Texas A&M University and in 2007 he joined UTSA. He is currently the Associate Dean of the College of Architecture.