Both of the founders of the firm had studied and practiced various design in U.S. and Japan for many years. As a result of their broad experiences in the two countries, we have been developed a special design process which enables to create unique designs.

Our design approach is not only to design interior & exterior spaces, but also to plan and design guest experiences in the spaces.

We pursue memorable, tasteful spaces and experiences beyond the beauty of forms, and provide fundamental design solutions which will not be faded out as times go by. This process is quite effective especially for hotels, resort and commercial developments.

As our design approach has been highly appreciated by many of our clients, we have been continuously awarded projects from same clients.

WORKS

  • ALL
  • Interior Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Masterplan
  • Masterplan & Landscape Design

STAFF

Yoichi Kashino

  • Bachelor Degree, University of Tokyo (Architecture)
  • Registered Architect (First Class)
  • Master of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Career

2000.11 to now
Chief Executive Officer: Projects International Japan
1998.10 to 2000.10
HELLMUTH, OBATA AND KASSABAUM, INC. (HQ: St. Louis, USA)
1994
Research & Development on “Form of Skyscrapers to Withstand High-Pressure Winds” (Patent obtained with the thesis)
1994.4 to 1996.4
Project Manager: Projects International, Inc. (Emeryville, CA, USA)
1990.9 to 1992.5
COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
BERKELEY, CA, USA –Master of Architecture
1986.4 to 1998.9
Architect: Architectural Design Division @ a general contractor

Masahiko Higane

  • Bachelor Degree, University of Kyoto (Architecture)
  • Registered Architect (First Class)
  • Registered Architect (1990 to 2006, State of Hawaii, USA)
  • AIA member from 1995 to 2008 (Discontinued)

Professional Career

2020.9 to now
Executive Adviser; Projects International Japan
2000.11 to 2020.8
Executive Officer; Projects International Japan
2000.1 to 2000.9
Senior Researcher: Land Development Division @ R&D firm
1997.9 to 1999.12
Project Manager/Assistant General Manager Ray Wilson Company (Pasadena, CA)
1990.1 to 1997.9
Project Manager: Projects International, Inc. (Honolulu HI & Emeryville, CA, USA)
1987.11 to 1990.1
Project Manager: Pan Pacific Construction(Honolulu, HI, USA)
1986.7 to 1987.10
Architect (Trainee): KSLW Associates & Architects (Long Beach, CA)
1985.4 – 1986.7
Architect (Trainee): Media Five Limited (Honolulu, HI)
1981.4 - 2000.9
Architect: Architectural Design Division & Oversea Division @ a general contractor

ABOUT

Company Name
Projects International japan,Inc.
Address
2-19-1 Shimomeguro Meguro-ku Tokyo
TEL
81-(0)3-5437-6201
FAX
81-(0)3-3495-4047
Founding
November 2000.
Main bank
YOKOHAMA BANK
CEO
Yoichi Kashino
Advisor
Masahiko Higane
Main client
Audi Japan K.K.
Volkswagen Group Japan
Hotel Keihan Co., Ltd.
Keihan Hotels&Resorts Co., Ltd.
Granvista Hotels&Resorts Co., Ltd.
Oriental Land Co., Ltd.
ORIX Real Estate Corporation
SEIARROWS Co., Ltd.
RAYSUM Co., Ltd.
Meiho Facility Works Ltd.
Jones Lang & LaSalle Co., Ltd.
Tokyu Construction Co., Ltd.
HAZAMA ANDO CO., LTD
TOKYU COMMUNITY CORP.
Collaborative Design Firms
Higane Design Institute, Inc.Paul Ma DesignWatanabe Daizo Kenchiku KikakuMachida DesignNCU Architects (Structural Design) Kimura Noriaki, Structural EngineerGran Do Eco Co. (Mechanical/Plumbing Engineering)Kawamura P. E. Office Co., Ltd.Landscape Planning & Design Inc.