Male, Japan/US, born 1942-11-27

Associated with the firms network

Flood and Associates; Gruen, Victor, Associates, Architecture / Planning / Engineering; Jenkins, Carey, AIA, Architect; Tanaka, Ted Tokio, Architects; Tanaka/Purtill Architects Partnership

Professional History


Founding Partner, Environmental Communications, Venice, CA, 1969- .

Architect, Victor Gruen Associates, Los Angeles, CA, 1969-1970.

Architect, Carey Jenkins, Architect, Beverly Hills, CA,1970-1971.

Director of Design, Carey Jenkins Architect, Beverly Hills, CA.

Partner, Tanaka/Purtill Architects Partnership, Santa Monica, CA, c. 1974-1978.

Principal, Ted Tokio Tanaka, Architect, Venice, CA, 1978- .

Professional Activities

Lecturer, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.

Lecturer, California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA.

Professional Awards

Design Award, Architectural Committee of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA, 1985.

Listed in Who's Who in the West, 1985.


Aspen Design Conference, Aspen, CO,

Southern California Institute of Architecture, Santa Monica, CA,

Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA;



B.Arch., Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1961-1969.

Design Scholarship, Arizona State University;



Ted Tokio Tanaka was born in war-time Tokyo, Japan on 11/27/1942. His family relocated to the Phoenix, AZ, in 1958, when Ted was 15.

He attended Arizona State University in architecture during the 1960s. He relocated to the Los Angeles area in 1969.


He wed Diana Yeeting Ho.

Associated Locations

  • Tokyo, Japan (Architect's Birth)
    Tokyo, Japan

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PCAD id: 588