Good in Furniture Design.
Tetsuo Shibata received BA in Industrial Design and M.Arch. in Architectural Design from UCLA and has been working as an architect since mid 1990’s in California, Minnesota, Washington DC and Maryland. He is also an avid woodworker and furniture designer and his furniture pieces were included in group shows in Santa Monica, CA, Minneapolis, MN and Minnesota Young Architects Forum where his folding plywood chair won best design in furniture category. He has been involved in numerous community work projects as a volunteer carpenter for Habitat for Humanity, in tornado disaster area in northwestern Wisconsin and recently in earthquake and tsunami disaster area in northeastern Japan where he spent two weeks working with other volunteers from around the globe to clean up debris and sludge in a town hardest hit by this natural disaster. He also led a Model-making Workshop sponsored by Washington Architectural Foundation for grade school and middle school students and showed them various methods and techniques used in making architectural foam models.