Megumi Tamanaha, AIA, Studio Director


Megumi joined ARO in 2000, and has since become the Studio Director, monitoring each project and ensuring conformance with ARO project delivery and design standards, as well as overseeing office personnel and management to lead office efficiency. Megumi has led multiple projects at Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Botanic Garden, retail projects for Calvin Klein, a new synagogue for Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, several academic projects including the Princeton School of Architecture, Colorado College’s Packard Hall, Barnard College Center for the Study of Child Development, and residences like Martha’s Vineyard House. In addition to her role as a Project Director, Megumi leads office mentorship, including ARO’s involvement in the CityTech Pre-Internship Program. Megumi has previous work experience in Tokyo and Seattle and has taught design studios at NJIT and Parson’s School of Design. Megumi holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Washington and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.