He graduated from Mackenzie University in São Paulo, Brazil, with a degree in Architecture and Urbanism. He furthered his education at the same institution by completing a master's degree in big data for urban development. Prior to founding Arqgen, he gained valuable experience working for some architectural firms in Brazil, such as Bacco Architects. Additionally, he operated a consultancy company called Lab for Architectural Singularity (LAS), which assisted architectural and engineering firms in automating their work processes through parametric and BIM approaches.
In his architectural journey, he had the privilege of winning two significant architectural competitions. The first competition focused on the design of urban furniture in Fortaleza city (Vamos Pela Sombra), while the second competition involved the Brazilian Pavilion at UIA 2017 (Pavilhão Brasileiro UIA 2017 Seoul). In both instances, he had the opportunity to employ parametric design methods extensively. These experiences have allowed him to deepen his understanding of innovative design approaches and have been valuable milestones in his career.
Furthermore, he has been actively involved in delivering lectures and workshops on parametric design and coding for architects since 2013. Noteworthy experiences include serving as a tutor in the AA Visiting School 2015 and CAAD Futures 2015 programs.
Thomas Takeuchi, an architect and the founder of Arqgen, was interviewed by Gözdenur Demir, about the use of AI in architectural design. Takeuchi discussed his enthusiasm for and practical knowledge of AI-based methods in architectural design. He also spoke about the founding of the startup company Arqgen, its activities, and current projects.