Male, born 1928-12-17, died 1997-11-11

Associated with the firms network

Kirk, Wallace, McKinley AIA and Associates; Mattson, Kleinsasser and Nakata, Architects; Yamasaki, Minoru, and Associates

Professional History


Draftsman/Designer, Minoru Yamasaki, Detroit, MI.

Draftsman/Designer, Fred Bassetti and Company, Architects, Seattle, WA.

Designer, John Sato, Architect, Seattle, WA.

Partner, [John I.] Mattson, Kleinsasser and Nakata, Architects, Seattle, WA.

Partner, Kleinsasser Nakata Architects, Seattle, WA.

Principal, Smith Nakata Associates, Seattle, WA



B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

College Awards

Fulbright Scholar, Japan, 1963-1964.



His last residence was in the 98102 zip code of Seattle, WA.


One son, Renzo Nakata, also an architect, worked in Puget Sound and later in Southern California.

Biographical Notes

Smith Nakata's family was interned at the Minidoka Relocation Center, Minidoka, ID.

PCAD id: 4422