Noriko is a Senior Associate at MNLA who joined the firm in 2008. She brings over 27 years of experience in urban design and planning to the firm. Expert at managing complex efforts with multiple stakeholders, she is highly skilled at balancing both project goals and design excellence. Noriko has lead multi-disciplinary teams on streetscape improvements, waterfront parks, plazas from schematic design to construction support services. She is also a fine artist whose work has been exhibited both in Japan and Hawaii. Noriko received a Master of Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Tokyu Zokei University. She has been a guest lecturer at the Bauhaus in Germany and has served as an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden.