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Hideyo Kameda
Teaches In
Environmental Design

BFA - OTIS College of Art & Design, 2013
MArch - UCLA Architecture & Urban Design, 2020


Hideyo Kameda is the co-founder of ZAKA Studio, a Los Angeles design practice that combines contemporary design with local, site-specific aesthetics. As a design professional for 9+ years, he brings his experience as an illustrator with both a Californian/Japanese-American sensibility into his creative approach in domains including screen printing, digital fabrication for artwork/set design, and architectural design.

Since graduating from UCLA’s graduate architecture program in 2020, he has continued to work in academic spaces with students in a teaching capacity while working on commercial, residential, and non-profit architectural design projects as design co-director at ZAKA Studio.


IIDA Calibre Design Award for Pasarroyo in the Public & Community Spaces Category (2022). Pasadena. Design Team: Wolcott Architecture Interiors

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  
  • Currents Exhibition at UCLA AUD (2020) “LA Portaits: Historic Downtown Theater District Holoplex”
  • Save Art Space Public Art Exhibition (2018) “Naga Mandala”
  • Gabba Gallery RAWR Exhibition (2014) “Charybdis”
  • ARCADIA (2013) with Slaphq! “Imum Coeli”
  • 2x8: TAUT (2012) “[Zhang] Inflatable Restaurant”

UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative Digital Salon Podcast (2019) “Un/planned Transitions”

Clients/Employment History:  
  • ZAKA Design Studio, Co-Founder, 2020-Current
  • Neil Denari Architects, Contract Project Designer, 2020-Current
  • UCLA AUD, Special Topics TA, 2019
  • Wolcott Architecture, Project Designer, 2015-2017
  • John Andrews Group, Designer, 2014-2015
  • Miri Chais Studio, Lead Digtal Fabricator, 2013-2014