Lighting Designer

Reiko Chikada

Designer in Chief and CEO, Reiko Chikada Lighting Design Inc.

 

Reiko Chikada

Lighting Designer

Designer in Chief and CEO, Reiko Chikada Lighting Design Inc.

Ms. Reiko Chikada has been a lighting designer for over 45 years. She took her career as a lighting designer in Motoko Ishii Lighting Design Inc. She set up Reiko Chikada Lighting design Inc. in 1986 in Tokyo and has a wide range of lighting design experiences. She has experience in all project phases, from master planning to site supervision, including the coordination of interdisciplinary projects. She also worked in many countries, such as China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, German and U.S.A. She has extensive range of experience in city lighting for public facilities, landscapes, museums, hospitals, hotels, commercial buildings and residences. Many awards were granted to her lighting design achievement. She is also very proactive to the academic lectures not only in Japan, but also overseas such as India, China, Korea and Mexico to transfer the methodology and spirit of her lighting design to the world. She has a certain concept in her mind as to how the project will be fascinated by the beautiful lighting design with harmony of the change of environment and elapse of time. Most notably, She worked as the member of the membership committee for 3 years and now she has been working as the Director of the International Association of Lighting Designers. She has gained extensive knowledge and experience about lighting on a national level.


 

Biography

1970 Received Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tokyo University of the Arts


 

Company Profile

Wide range of design experiences in city lighting, public facilities, landscapes, museums, hospitals, offices, hotels, commercial buildings, and residences. Architectural Lighting; Tokyo Metropolitan Theater Renovation, Kyushu National Museum, MUZA Kawakaski Synphony Hall and St. Luke’s International Hospital. City Lighting; Kanazawa Castle Park, Waseda University Okuma Auditorium, Saitama New Central Zone, and Kyushu-Okinawa Summit 2000 Social Dinner at Shuri-jo Castle


 

Award

City. People. Light Award :
2011 third prize “Kanazawa City Lighting”

International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Awards ;
2007 Award of Merit “Diana Garden Hiroo”,
2007 Special Citation “Tokyo Factory, Re-tem Corporation”

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Awards ;
2006 Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award of Excellence “Kyushu National Museum“,
2005 Paul Waterbury Award of Excellence “The Heart Island Shinden”

G-mark Award (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) ;
Gold prize “Shinonome Canal Court CODAN”


 

Committee Activity

Professional Member of Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan (IEIJ),
Professional Member of International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD),
Member of Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES),
Member of Japan Urban Design Institute .
Urban Landscape Adviser : Saitama Prefecture and Toda City
Member of Urban Landscape Council : Kawagoe City and Tokorozawa City.
Member of Hotel Planning Council : Saitama City


 

Public lecture

2016-01 ‘Kanazawa Gyokusen’in maru Garden’ Tokyo, Japan, Lighting Japan 2016
2015-10 ‘Digital@Nature feeling’ Beijing, China, ALDF ( Asia Lighting Design Forum
2014-09 ‘City,People,Light’ India, New Delhi , Light+Design
2014-05 ‘Renovation of Architectural Lighting’  China, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition
2014-04 ‘City,People,Light’ China, Peking University
2014-03 ‘City,People,Light’ Japan, LED Next Stage Special Symposium Keynote
2013-11 ‘Lighting design to produce character in the cities’  Korea, Sustainable H.B.I.S.
2013-06 ‘Lighting Design to connect People with Architecture’  Mexico, Mexico City, Light +People


 

Education

Part time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts (2003 - 2014),
Part time lecturer at Waseda University (1998 - 2006),
Part time lecturer at Shizuoka University of Art and Culture (2001 -2004),
Part time lecturer at Tokyo Denki University (2004 - 2006),
Part time lecturer at Hiroshima City University (2002 -2005),
DE TAO Master Professer of Lighting at De Tao Shanghai Center (2012 - )


 

Book

Supervision ; “Lighting Bible”, “Illumination dictionary”, Multiple authorship ; “Science of a Light and the Illumination”, “Introduction to Lighting Design”, “Quartet of the House”, “Incoherent Tool”


 

Prizes

2016 Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Toin Hall
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Jyozaiji Temple
Won IAIJ / Good Lighting Design Award
Kanazawa Gyokusen’in maru Garden
2015 Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Rikkyo Gakuin St. Paul's Chapel Renovation
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Lions Ichijo Residence Shonan C-X
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
The Proud Tower Shinonome Canal Court
2014 Won IES Illumination Award / Award of Merit
Shosuke no yado Takinoyu, Hotel Interior and Exterior  
2013 Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Renovation  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Bungotakada City Library  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
SHARE yaraicho  
2012 Won IES Illumination Award / Award of Merit
Sky Hall Toyota Sub Arena  
Won IES Illumination Award / Award of Merit
Tohoku University Center Hall and Book Cafe  
2011 Won IES Illumination Award / Award of Merit
The Kanazawa Castle Park  
Won IES Illumination Award / Section Award
Nouvelle Akabanedai  
2010 Won IES Illumination Award / Award of Merit
Gifu Station North Plaza  
2009 Won IES Illumination Award / Award of Merit
Chinzan-so, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so  
Won IES Illumination Award / Award of Merit
Ginza Takamoto Building  
Won IES Illumination Award / Award of Merit
Kogakuin University Hachioji Campus Student Center  
Won IES Illumination Award / Award of Merit
The Cascades Jingumae  
2008 Won IEIJ Good Lighting Design Award
Waseda University, The Okuma Auditorium  
Won IEIJ Good Lighting Design Award
Sky Hall Toyota  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Sky Hall Toyota  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Toshima-ku Medical Center  
Won IIDA / Section Award
Nezu Shrine  
2007 Won IALD Lighting Design Award
Diana Garden Hiroo  
Won IEIJ Good Lighting Design Award
Diana Garden Hiroo  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Diana Garden Hiroo  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
COCONE Kamifukuoka  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Retem Corporation Tokyo Factory  
Won IALD Lighting Design Award
Retem Corporation Tokyo Factory  
2006 Won AACA Yoshinobu Ashihara prize
Retem Corporation Tokyo Factory  
Won Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Design / Award of Excellence
Kyushu National Museum  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Shinonome Canal Court CODAN  
Won IIDA / Section Award
Saitama Prefectural Martial Arts Center
 
Won IIDA / Section Award
Ajinomoto Group Takanawa Training Center  
Won IIDA / Section Award
Toyota-shi Station East Square, West Square, Toyota Ohashi Bridge and Toyota Stadium  
Won IEIJ Good Lighting Design Award
Kyushu National Museum  
Won IEIJ Good Lighting Design Award
Honda Wako Building  
Won Good Design Award / Good Design Architecture
Proud City Oizumi-Gakuen  
Won CS Design Award Grand-Prix
Hiroo Complex  
2005 Won IIDA / Paul Waterbury Award of Excellence
The Heart Island, Shinden Ichibangai  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Oi Keibajo  
Won IIDA / Section Award
Academy Common, Meiji University Surugadai Campus  
Won Good Design Award / Good Design Architecture
Shinonome Canal Court CODAN  
2004 Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Izumi City Plaza  
Won Osaka Urban Design Awards
Izumi City Plaza  
Won IEIJ Quality Lighting Design Award
Izumi City Plaza  
Won IEIJ Good Lighting Design Award
Muza Kawasaki  
Won IEIJ Good Lighting Design Award
Shinonome Canal Court CODAN  
Won Good Design Award / Good Design Architecture
Kichijoji Sunroad Shopping Mall Arcade  
2001 Won IDA Award for quality outdoor lighting
Clean-Topia Marugame  
22th Good Architect in Tohoku
Asahimachi Eco-museum Core Center  
2000 Won the 12th Japan Housing Industry Development Association Award Grand Prix
Heart Hills 21 Asaka no Mori  
Won IEIJ Quality Lighting Design Award
Mutsu Municipal Library  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Toyota Ohashi Bridge  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Ibaraki Prefectural Office  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Ibaraki Prefectural Development Corporation Building  
1999 Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Shuri-jo Park  
Won IIDA / Section Award
Yoyogi no Mori Park Mansion  
Won IIDA / Section Award
Seiyu no Ie  
Won IIDA / Section Award
Yano-minami Elementary School  
Won IIDA / Section Award
Hotel Meridian Grand Pacific  
1998 Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Headquarters of the Public Health Department of Yamaguchi Prefecture  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Kumagaya Funeral Pavilion  
1997 Won IIDA / Award of Merit
The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama  
1996 Won IEIJ Good Lighting Design Award for Architecture
JR Chiba Station Square, East Gate  
Won Yokohama Urban Design Award
Sotsu Yokohama Headquarters  
Won the Most Outstanding Display Design of the Year
Mikimoto Christmas Illumination  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Sotsu Yokohama Headquarters  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Hokkaido Hotel  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Act City Hamamatsu Zone A  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Mikimoto Christmas Illumination  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Tokachi Ohashi Bridge  
1995 Won IIDA / Award of Merit
WISH: Energy Efficient Housing  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Housing Connected to the Community  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Hisago Tokyo Headquarters  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
STEP: 85th Anniversary Memorial Hall of Chuo Institute of Technology  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Yokohama Portside  
1994 Won Ministry of International Trade & Industrial Good Design Award / Good Design Architecture
Floating Sukiya: Kobe Konishi Headquarters and Circulation Depot  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Prismatic Cube  
1993 Won Japan Display Design Association Award
Mikimoto Christmas Illumination  
1992 Won IIDA / Award of Merit

Meguro Gajoen  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit

Eau de Ciel: Daikin Tateshina Mountain Resort  
1991 Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Itako Water Gate  
Won IIDA / Award of Merit
Hotel Seashore  
1990 Won IIDA / Award of Merit
A Prefabricated House for Senior Citizens