Rumi Takahashi

Rumi joined SMR Architects in 2014, and her passion is to provide high quality architectural design and services to organizations that serve our community’s most vulnerable, most under-represented members. Her practice focuses on design for affordable housing, childcare, and social services.

Rumi inherited her drive for social justice from her educator/civil rights activist mother and her immigrant father. Through architecture, she found a way to apply her creativity and problem-solving gifts in service of equity and humanity. Rumi has led design efforts for diverse clientele, incorporating their unique cultural perspectives and priorities into building design.