Urban Designer, Gehl Architects, New York
Maki Kawaguchi is an urban designer and architect with international experience in strategic urban transformation across cities around the world. Intrigued by the correlation of public space and its influence on fostering a greater quality of life in cities, Maki is passionate about discovering the unique characteristics of a place and its cultural specificity to create unique human experiences in the public realm.
As an associate at Gehl New York, she leads projects at multiple scales that range from city visions, urban design work to tactical pilot projects. Her background in the fields of urban design and innovation consulting has led her to approach city transformation with a focus on people and collaboration; she values engaging stakeholders to both understand people’s needs and help empower them in unlocking the potential of the public realm.