Alan Ohashi

Alan Ohashi is the principal and owner of Ohashi Design Studio, a ten-person architectural firm in Emeryville, California.  Prior to that he was a founding member of Visual Communications.  While at Visual Communications he received a Bachelor’s of Art and Master of Fine Arts, Cinematography from U.C.L.A and later received a Master of Architecture degree from U.C. Berkeley.  Alan is married to Joy Yamasaki, now Joy Ohashi, and has a son Adam who recently graduated from U.C. Davis in Communications.

Updated January 2014 

community en

VC Founder Alan Ohashi presents the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center

After leaving the Visual Communications (VC) after seven years of great experiences with Bob, Eddie, Duane & Alan Kondo, among many others, I entered U.C. Berkeley’s 3-year graduate architecture program in 1977. An intensely sought-after opening for some twenty-plus students per year, it was an immersion process where, for the entire first year you spend with the same group of students developing design solutions with a rotating group of professors.

I went in thinking that I would combine film and architecture, but soon realized I just loved the design process itself. My work at VC served me well, having ...

Read more