Riki Nishimura MAUD '03

Riki Nishimura is based in San Francisco, where he is Principal at the global design firm Populous. Committed to furthering sustainable strategies, practices, and contributions to the community, Riki has been active for over a decade in the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a nonprofit education and research institute with a focus on the use of land in order to enhance the total environment. The ULI recognized him as a recipient of its 2016 40 Under 40 award, recognizing the best and brightest young land use professionals from around the globe. He has participated in numerous ULI Advisory services panels, he serves on the ULI San Francisco district council executive management board, the co-chair of the membership experience committee, a mentor for the ULI Young Leaders Group (YLG) 2016-current, and a member of the Global Exchange Product Council.

Riki has participated as a design review critic at Harvard, Stanford, RISD, UC Berkeley, and UCLA and has held an appointment at Stanford University as an adjunct lecturer in the School of Engineering.

Riki received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Toronto and a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.