Biography of:


           Arata Hatanaka  RBD  DID 



1972:  Born in Yokohama, Japan


1998:  Joined Interior Craft Inc.            

Participated honouring projects with master architects: Arthur Erickson/Nick Milkovich Architects, Bing Thom Architect, Russell Hollingsworth Architect,

Kiyoshi Matsuzaki Architect.


2002: Started ADA-arata hatanaka design atelier


2004: Joined Openspace Architecture Inc.            

           Further study in architecture with

           Don Gurney MAIBC while forming own

           space sense & design philosophy.


2009: RBD-Registered Building Designer                              Professional Recognition Granted at  

           ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologist &                  Technicians of British Columbia) &

           BDIBC (Building Designers Institute of

           British Columbia)


At his young age, with a pen and paper in hand he never drew but always enjoyed creating form by folding, poking, tearing or twisting. Every construction site in neighborhood was his playground, every household repair was his enjoyment of knowing how things work and how its made.  

Since then, it is no more than natural path for him to be in and step further to the industry of design.

Through every project, not only attempting to achieve a new creation but also he is constantly striving to remain broad-visioned by "dare" to change the point of view or way of thinking in order to refocus on object & subject that been forgotten or missed,

so that omnipresent concept of living / space / environment can be beyond and evolved.    




*some of images in this section are selected from participated projects while working with:

Openspace Architecture Inc. (2004~2012) Interior Craft Inc. (1998~2004)

Kitchen-North rs
Whistler Resort Home
Resort Home-Interior
Kdwd L35
Whistler Resort Home
Whistler Resort Home
Sunshine Coast Home
Resort Home-Interior
ASTTBC BD L1L-16 3C RGB300.jpg

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