Born in Tokyo, Japan, Hideaki Ariizumi practices architecture in NYS as the principal architect of studio a/b. Previously, he was an
associate with Steven Holl Architects, New York, and the senior architect with Kazuo Shinohara Atelier, Japan. At Steven Holl
Architects, he guided the "Fukuoka Housing Project". In Kazuo Shinohara Atelier, he managed a variety of projects, including museums,
university building, clinics, and residences. Hideaki both studied and taught at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
At studio a/b, Hideaki is the lead designer on projects. His urban design concepts for Hell's Kitchen South have received positive
feedback both from the community and the press. Using perspective sketches as a design tool, Hideaki captures nuances that impact
the user's experience of space. He has a deep understanding of all phases of the design process. Hideaki is a member of the American
Institute of Architects.
Glynis worked at museums as an exhibit designer and director of a children's museum before becoming an architect and urban
designer. At NYC DOT, Glynis founded NYC's pedestrian and traffic calming programs, helped install a bicycle network, and, as
Chief of Capital Planning, supervised the preliminary designs of street projects. With a great deal of public outreach and research,
she stretched DOT standard practices. Glynis has served on advisory committees, such as the Mayoral Pedestrian and Bicycle
Advisory Committee, 9A, Downtown Brooklyn signage, and numerous EDC projects. Glynis also has experience as a project
manager for school construction and renovation projects. A study proposing alternative approaches to street lighting received New
York Foundation for the Arts sponsorship. Because of her love of art, she established art sites, a gallery in Riverhead, NY. She
reviewed proposals for the World Trade Center for New York, New Visions, obtained NYS certification as a Code Enforcement
Officer, is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and is a LEED certified architect with the US Green Building Council.
She was on the board of directors of the LI Chapter of the USGBC and is also working on the national code committee of the
USGBC. At studio a/b architects Glynis acts as manager for pedestrian, transportation, institutional and art-related projects.