Satoshi Toyoda

Director of BIM, CRD, Visualization, Partner

An expert in the use of various 3D-modeling software packages, Satoshi Toyoda supports the design effort led by Rafael Viñoly through the preparation of test models, study models, the development of prototypes, and a wide range of visualization techniques. Over his tenure at Viñoly, Mr. Toyoda has supported the evolution of designs in accordance with Mr. Viñoly’s intent while participating on project teams for 20 Fenchurch Street in London, United Kingdom, New York University Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, and several tower developments in the United States.

Mr. Toyoda oversees the Computational Research and Design (CRD) and the Visualization groups at Viñoly, which provide centralized services to all project teams. The Computational Research and Design group helps to streamline workflow between the design, production of building details, and construction, and optimizes the process across various computational platforms. The in-house Visualization Team he oversees supports each project through the initialization of 3-D models, the preparation of both abstract and photorealistic renderings and animations at various project stages, and coordination with the viñoly Model Shop to generate physical models and prototypes. Mr. Toyoda manages this group and assigns resources based on the firm’s overall workload for presentations, which fluctuate weekly.

In addition, he has worked on numerous large and complex commercial, mixed-use, and educational projects beyond concept design. On the 20 Fenchurch Street office tower team, he coordinated conceptual and detail design BIM models and oversaw all public and client presentations. He served as team leader, based in Abu Dhabi and New York, USA, through all phases of master planning and design for the New York University Abu Dhabi campus. He also led visualization of 432 Park Avenue in New York and master planned the Caohejing Songjiang Industrial Park in Shanghai, China.


Syracuse University, Bachelor of Architecture, 2006

Honors and Awards

Visiting Critic, Syracuse University School of Architecture, Sustainable Commune Studio, Fall 2015

Syracuse University Dean’s Scholarship, 2001-2005

Syracuse University Dean’s List, 2001-2005

First Year Charette competition, 2001 winner

Speaking Engagements

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Japan Symposium, “Vertical Habitat – Vision 2020,” May 2015