The August issue of a+u titled “The Seven Principles of R. Buckminster Fuller,” for which I served as a guest editor, has been published!


Daichi Shigemoto is a PhD candidate in architectural history at The University of Texas at Austin. As an architectural historian, his research centers on the intersections and interactions between Western and Japanese architecture in the modern age. He also writes about traditional Japanese architecture and American architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and R. Buckminster Fuller. While researching specific topics, he is ultimately interested in how social networks and the peculiarity of a specific society impact history.


  • PhD in Architectural History, University of Texas at Austin [expected to complete in August 2024]
    Dissertation Title: “Hideto Kishida: Mediator between Modernism and Japanese-ness in Architecture”
    Dissertation Committee Members: Dr. Christopher Long (chair), Dr. Mirka Beneš, Dr. Danilo Udovički-Selb, Dr. Kevin Nute, and Dr. Ken Tadashi Oshima
  • Master of Arts in Architecture, Waseda University, Tokyo, 2020
  • Special Student, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2018–19
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Waseda University, Tokyo, 2017


  • Japanese (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • German (beginner)