Seiji joined Space Syntax as a Project Consultant in 2002. He has worked on a variety of projects and specialises in the analytical elements. After becoming an Associate in 2004, he took the lead on several projects and in so doing gained spatial design skills working alongside his colleagues and project team members.
In January 2006 Seiji moved back to Japan to establish Space Syntax Japan where he is now the Managing Director.
Seiji’s main interests lie with understanding how people move and behave in real urban environments, and with what kinds of spatial attributes affect people’s behavior. He is very keen to help revive the town centres of Japan by seeking to foresee the next generation of retail environments.
Seiji initially trained as a town planner and then went on to study traffic engineering and landscape planning at the University of Tokyo. After working in Tokyo as a planner for three years, he moved to London and was awarded his MSc in Advanced Architectural Studies from Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London.
Education, awards & appointments
2002 MSc in Advanced Architectural Studies, University College London.
1997 MEng in Civil Engineering (Traffic Engineering), University of Tokyo
1995 BEng in Civil Engineering (Urban and regional planning), University of Tokushima