Azusa’s experience as a designer in both Japan and Hawaii provides important perspective on how architecture answers the different needs, styles and culture of its users. In the studio, she seeks interdisciplinary collaborations with engineers and other allied professionals to expand and inform the architectural process.
Favorite Duda|Paine project?
Tally Student Union at NC State University is my favorite design, as the three distinct parts of the building tell a story of the different aspects of NC State. I also enjoy how the university mascot was incorporated beautifully and tastefully into the building’s design.
What attracted you to the architectural field?
Simply drawing a line or creating a shape can turn imagination into a physical structure. I love the aspect of creation in design.