TEAM MEMBERS:
(present & past)

ISAMU
KANDA

AIA, PRINCIPAL

Isamu Kanda is the Founder of I-Kanda Architects, bringing over 15 years of experience to the firm.  Prior to founding I-Kanda, Isamu worked as a Senior Associate at Arquitectonica International, and also for Preston Scott Cohen, FTL Happold, and Santiago Calatrava.  Isamu draws on a broad background of cultural, residential, and commercial projects; ranging in size from 2,000 SF to 2 million SF, located throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering from Cornell University and a Masters of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.  Isamu has studied and worked in France, Italy and Japan.  He has been a visiting architectural studio critic at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a licensed architect in Massachusetts and New York.

Isamu’s motivation stems from an ongoing experimentation with how geometry, structure, light and circulation can be shaped to inspire an elevated experience of space.  In his free time, he enjoys juggling 2 young sons, gut-renovating his 1850’s townhouse, and riding Japanese motorcycles.

 
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MARLEY
KANDA
AIA, PRINCIPAL

Marley Wright Kanda is a Principal at I-Kanda Architects, with over 10 years of experience.  Her professional background includes extensive experience with civic, institutional, commercial, residential and interior design projects.  Prior to joining I-Kanda, Marley worked at Selldorf Architects, Leers Weinzapfel Architects, and Sasaki.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Barnard College, Columbia University and a Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.  She has been a visiting architectural studio critic at Northeastern University and The Boston Architectural College.  Marley is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a licensed architect in Massachusetts.

Marley’s motivation lies in discovering how buildings live, breathe, and are experienced through ever-evolving combinations of art, objects, materials, and spatial sequencing.  In her free time, she enjoys juggling 3 boys, fashion, traveling, running, and yoga.

 

Sangsuri Chun joined I-Kanda as a lead Architectural Designer.  Sangsuri’s diverse background contributes to the breadth and depth of projects at I-Kanda. Prior to joining I-Kanda, Sangsuri worked at DMP Partners and the National Research Foundation of Korea.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Soongsil University and his Masters of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design.  Sangsuri has worked and studied in Korea, Spain, and the US.

Sangsuri enjoys architectural photography, travel, hand-crafting leather goods, and spending time with his infant son. 

SANGSURI
CHUN

SENIOR DESIGNER

 

PETER
CATALDO

DESIGNER

MOTIVATION
Exploring how the design of a space through materials and structure influences the people that occupy them. In his free time, he enjoys music, martial arts, reading, cooking, and listening to podcasts.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE
Pappas Design Group, San Diego CA
Reylenn Construction Company, San Diego CA

EDUCATION
M.Arch, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 2015
B.S. in Architecture, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 2014

 

STEVEN
HIEN
SENIOR DESIGNER

MOTIVATION
Making a positive impact in people's everyday lives with beautiful yet functional design, through inquiry, exploration, and discovery.  In his free time, he enjoys photography, traveling, cycling and fish-keeping.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE
Itakura Kim Design, Boston MA
Studio Works Architects, Beijing CHINA
The Architectural Team, Boston MA

EDUCATION
M.Arch, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 2013
B.S. in Architecture, Cum Laude, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 2012

 

CHRIS
SLEDZIONA

DESIGNER

MOTIVATION
Exploring design at multiple scales and mediums.  In his free time he enjoys tearing apart vintage motorcycles, metalworking and CNC fabrication.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE
Hacin + Associates, Boston MA

EDUCATION
B.S. in Architecture, Cum Laude, Northeastern University, 2012