John Ishihara is a Principal in the San Francisco office and has 21 years’ experience in design, management and project delivery for some of Handel Architects’ most notable projects. Most recently, Mr. Ishihara served as Project Manager for 340 Fremont Street in San Francisco, acting as the primary client contact and managing the extensive design and consultant teams from concept through building completion. Mr. Ishihara is currently the Project Manager for Austin Proper Hotel and Residences in Austin, Texas and the 950 Market project in San Francisco.
Prior to joining Handel Architects, Mr. Ishihara worked in several high profile architecture firms in San Francisco. His previous experience in diverse project types such as broadcasting and conference facilities, laboratories, corporate and academic campuses and historic renovations, has helped to diversify the firm’s portfolio.
Mr. Ishihara’s projects have been published in Architecture, Architectural Record, Metal Architecture and San Francisco Chronicle. He has taught design at Laney College and is an active guest critic at City College of San Francisco, Diablo Valley Community College and University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Ishihara received his Bachelor or Architecture degree from Cornell University.