UCLA Extension

Shuji Kurokawa

Kurokawa, Shuji

Instructor Biography:

MArch, UCLA; BE in Architecture, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Mr. Kurokawa is a California-licensed architect and principal of I.M.P.A.C.T. Architecture, which offers design and consulting services internationally. During his years of practice in Tokyo and Los Angeles prior to opening I.M.P.A.C.T., Mr. Kurokawa worked for K. Mori, Studio Urban House, Arthur Erickson, and Charles Moore.

Shuji teaches the Master’s Level course Interior Design Studio IV. This course is restricted to MIA students only. Registration for this course must be done via BroncoDirect.


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ARCH X 471.19Interior Architecture Studio IV


What students are saying:

In regards to Interior Design Studio IV:

“I learned quite a bit about commercial retail design in this course that I didn’t know about prior to taking this course. It has been very valuable to me.”

“I am very pleased with the class. Very well structured, and very well paced.”

“Shuji made Studio IV a really constructive and enjoyable experience. He is one of those rare instructors who encourages students to evolve their own styles, while also offering constructive criticism. I definitely felt challenged by the material but it was not overwhelming.”

General remarks about the instructor:

“Shuji is a great nurturer of design development. He respects your ideas and helps you to seek further resolutions to design issues.”

“Shuji was very hands-on and accessible and responsive to our individual projects. His ongoing critiques were always very constructive and pushed us to continually refine our designs. He created a collegial atmosphere in the classroom and encouraged participation — so that we all felt involved in one another’s projects.”

“Mr. Kurokawa is a great instructor for studio class. He knows how to teach different students with different ways. He would try to insprire your potential.”


Instructor Public Profile: Shuji Kurokawa