About Us

ariizumi + berry (studio a/b)


Established by Glynis Berry and Hideaki Ariizumi in 1992, the practice was founded with an experiential approach to architecture, emphasizing feeling space versus seeing space, all guided by the need for a profound physical and emotional connection to nature.  Our practice studies and respects the interconnections between tangible and intangible.  Full-time residents in the beautiful village of Orient  on the East End of Long Island, we participate in a wide range of projects on the North and South Forks (architecture, planning, urban design, furniture) all of which are united by these ideals.

In addition to award-winning residential and community architectural projects, we have expertise in related areas: We have a holistic approach to community planning, for example designing traffic calming plans and developing pedestrian and cycling ways. We also design enhanced wastewater treatment programs harnessing alternative technology to protect our environment. 

Glynis is a LEED Accredited Professional capable of guiding projects through a green agenda and their registration with the U.S. Green Building Council. She is the director of Peconic Green Growth, a non-profit organization, focusing on sustainability, community and the arts.   At Ariizumi Berry, Glynis acts as manager for pedestrian, transportation, institutional and art-related projects. She established art sites, a gallery in Riverhead, NY in 2000.

Originally from Tokyo, Hideaki, the lead architect of Ariizumi Berry, has designed award winning projects on two continents including as an associate/project manager with Steven Holl Architects, New York, and previously as the senior architect with the Avant Garde Kazuo Shinohara Atelier, Japan.     

Their work has appeared in many publications including: Architectural Digest, The New York Times and The New American House and has been televised on Travel Channel’s program ‘Amazing Vacation Homes’.  They have received awards from The Society of American Registered Architects, the American Institute of Architects, The New York Council and Space Design (SD) Review amongst others.

Ariizumi Berry is a 51% woman-owned, 49% minority-owned partnership.

People have said...

Until I lived in this new house I regularly suffered from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)’  - residential customer

The working drawings are the best I’ve seen in decades of construction, the [building] process should always be this way.’ – builder on Long Island's East End. 

Michael Sorkin, Metropolis Magazine:  cited their ‘elegant’ [urban design proposal for Hell’s Kitchen South as] ‘perhaps the most readily and immediately realizable of all the projects’. 



BA, Smith College
Masters of Architecture, Yale University
Monbusho Scholarship recipient at Tokyo Institute of Technology with Kazuo Shinohara
LEED accredited professional with the US Green Building Council (USGBC)
Member, American Institute of Architects

National code committee member of the USGBC - previously board of directors, Long Island Chapter
Advisor to the village of Greenport and Village of Southampton town planning boards
Regional Coordinator, Volpe Transportation Center's study of a rail/bus network for the East End of Long Island

NYC DOT: Glynis founded NYC’s pedestrian and traffic calming programs, helped install a bicycle network, and, as Chief of Capital Planning, supervised the preliminary designs of street projects. Public outreach and research, part of her multi-disciplinary approach, led to broadening standard DOT categories to include pedestrians. This led to a city-wide pedestrian plan and reductions of up to 50% in pedestrian-involved accidents in the city. Working with CB2 (Manhattan), she developed a master plan for roadway projects, including schematic designs for prioritized projects (1st installation - Mulry SQ).

Glynis has served on advisory committees (Ex: Mayoral Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee, 9A, Downtown Brooklyn signage, numerous EDC waterfront projects, and Ferry terminals) as well as the Suffolk County Planning Commission.   Her study proposing alternative approaches to street lighting received New York Foundation for the Arts sponsorship.

She reviewed the transportation aspect of proposals for the World Trade Center for New York, New Visions, obtaining NYS certification as a Code Enforcement Officer. She has designed concepts for a sustainable bike path addressing stormwater issues.

With a strong affinity for the arts, Glynis worked at museums as an exhibit designer and director of a children's museum before later becoming an architect and urban designer. Her exhibit catalog, Called to Action: Environmental Restoration by Artists, has been used in college classrooms.



BA and MA, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Professor of Architecture
Senior Architect with Kazuo Shinohara Atelier, Japan
Associate/Project Manager, Steven Holl Architects, New York
Member, American Institute of Architects

At Steven Holl Architects, his major project was the ground-breaking "Fukuoka Housing Project” (1991).  Regularly included in architectural curricula, it is regarded as one of the most innovative projects ever of its kind, and was nominated by the Japan Institute of Architects in 1991 as one of the best projects of the year. The 28-unit complex leverages his signature scalable hinging panel concept to allow flexibility in adapting space usage.  It also is an example of how he approaches circulation by connecting indoor private space to outdoor shared space.  ‘Timeless’ in its livability, a quarter of a century later residents still expound its virtues.

A student of the first avant garde architect in Japan, Kazuo Shinohara, Ariizumi was invited to join as a staff member of Kazuo Shinohara Atelier, then becoming senior architect.  Instrumental in the transition from primarily residential to a larger scale, he managed a variety of projects, including museums, university building, clinics, as well as residences.

His urban design concepts for Hell’s Kitchen South, developed as part of a visioning process with the local neighborhood and sponsored by the Design Trust for Public Space, have received positive feedback both from the community and the press.

Using quick perspective sketches as a design tool, Hideaki captures nuances that impact the user’s experience of space. He has a deep understanding of all phases of the design process and is also known for his meticulous approach to working drawings contributing to faster planning permissions, efficient builds and superior cost-control.  



AIA Peconic Design Award “Eco-Energy Park” 2013
AIA Peconic Design Award “Intertwining Walks” 2011
AIA Peconic Design Award “Sheltering” 2010
AIA Peconic Design Award “Diagonal Passage” 2009
AIA Peconic Design Award “Filtering Space” 2007
NYS Council on the Arts:  Independent Projects Award for “Reflective Light on Suburban and Rural Streets”, 1999-2000
The NY Council, SARA Design Award, "Award of Honor" for House on North Fork, 1997.
"SD" Review '94," for House on North Fork.
"Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Hall," finalist, exhibited and published, 1988.



“NEW YORK ARCHITECTS” (paper,) www.newyork-architects.com (web,) PSA Publishers, NY, 2001
DICTIONNAIRE DE L'ARCHITECTURE, MODERNE ET CONTEMPORAINE, Editions Hazan/ Institut Francais  D'Architecture, France,1996.

Web publishing: 
Architizer, Archello, AECcafe

Books Published:                                                                                                                                                                                    "Between Mobility and Immobility"                                                                                                                                                          "Called to Action: Environmental Restoration by Artists"

Diagonal Passage:
AAQ, 2013

Gravel Hill House:
Pulse Oct. 2004

Barn Studio:
OCULUS, AIA New York, 2002
architecturalrecord.com 11/2001

Studio in a Concrete Country House:                                                                                                                                      KENCHIKU BUNKA Vol.55 No.647, Shokokusha Publishing Co., Ltd. Japan, 9/2000

Regaining Topography:
JAE Vol. 54, No. 4, May 2001
PLACES Vol. 13-3, 2000
METROPOLIS, Feb./Mar. 2000
OCULUS, AIA New York, 1/2000

House on North Fork:
AMAZING VACATION HOMES (TV series,) Travel Channel, 2005
HOUSE 2000, PBC International, (in progress)
FIRST HOUSES, Princeton Architectural press, (in progress)
NEW AMERICAN HOUSES, Edizioni L’Archivolto, Milano, 1998
OUTDOOR ROOMS, Rockport Publishers, USA, 1998
OCULUS, AIA New York, 10/1997.
COSTRUIRE magazine, 1997.
KENCHIKU BUNKA VOL.51 No.596, Shokokusha Publishing Co., Ltd. Japan, 6/1996.
JT 9606, Shinkenchiku Sha Co., Ltd. Japan, 6/1996.
SD (SPACE DESIGN) 9412, 9801, Kajima Institute Publishing Co., Japan, 12/1994.

ARCHITECTURE INSIDE-OUT, by Karen Frank and Bianca Lepori, 2000
OUTDOOR ROOMS, Rockport Publishers, USA, 1998

Box Furniture:
SD (SPACE DESIGN) 9406, Kajima Institute Publishing Co., Japan, 6/1994.
NEW YORK, nomadic design; by Ronald Christ / Dennis Dollens, Editorial Gustavo Gili S.A., Barcelona, 1993. 



“Peacock Chair” in “Chairs for Exterior,” Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton, 5-10/2014
“Board Furniture” in “Lines and Planes,” art sites, Riverhead, 9/2013
“Remembering Melody” in “Lost and Found,” art sites, Riverhead, 5/2013
“Between Mobility and Immobility,” art sites, Riverhead, 2007
Sketches for “Waves, a holistic hotel” in “Thinking on Paper: Notes, Journals and Sketchbooks,” Floyed Memorial Library, Greenport, 9/2004
“Regaining Topography” in “Hell’s Kitchen South: Developing Strategies,” Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, 11/1999-12/1999
“Lite Box,” Art Sites, Greenport, 2-3/2000, Yellow House Gallery, Greenport, 12/1999
"Greenport Waterfront," Van Alen Institute, New York, 1/1997
"Works of studio a/b," Smith College Alumnae House, Northampton, 10/1995-1/1996
"House on North Fork" in "SD Review '94", Tokyo & Osaka, 9-10/1994; in “First Houses”, Yale University, New Haven, 1996
"Box Furniture," Parsons School of Design, New York, 3-4/1993
"Snake Cart Box" in "Art Designed for Living 1993," Archetype Gallery, New York, 4/1993
"Chair Box, Squatting Table, Trash Cart Box" in "Transition", Archetype Gallery, New York, 9/1992
"A long road toward freedom, Kazuo Shinohara's locus," Parsons School of Design, New York, 1992
"Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Hall," in "Young Architects", University of Technology, Sydney, 10/1988