Photograph by Maya Moverman.

Photograph by Maya Moverman.

Katie Okamoto is a writer, journalist, and editor based in New York City. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Bon Appétit, Newsweek, Vice, Lucky Peach, and Metropolis. She began her career reporting at WRNI, Rhode Island’s public radio station, and was a producer on the culture and politics podcast Radio Open Source (now on WBRU) before she earned a master’s in architecture. She is currently Senior Editor at Metropolis, the architecture and design magazine.


Workplace Equity
#MeToo Makes It Clear: It’s Time to Rethink the Architecture Prize (Metropolis)
The Architecture Lobby Launches Case Studies of Fair Labor Firms (Metropolis)
Five Takeaways from the AIA’s Guides for Equitable Practice (Metropolis)
One Month Later, the Campaign to Recognize Doriana Fuksas Is Growing (Metropolis)
reporter: 2018 Equity in Architecture Survey Results Announced (Metropolis)


Design and the Just City in NYC Opens at the Center for Architecture (Metropolis)
Gensler Renovates Roche Dinkeloo’s Landmarked Ford Foundation Headquarters (Metropolis)
How to Design for Seniors When Cities Are Unaffordable (Metropolis)
How Architects Help Address the Mental Health Care Crisis (Metropolis)
A Design Lab in Kyoto Analyzes Food to See How Cities Change (Metropolis)
Interview with NYC Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen (Metropolis)

Design & Culture
Denise Scott Brown’s First Solo Show on U.S. Soil Opens in New York (Metropolis)
The Illuminating Illustrations of W.E.B. Du Bois (Metropolis)
John Portman & Associates’ Westin Bonaventure in 2018 (Metropolis)
Fondation Cartier’s Géométries Sud Celebrates Latin American Art and Architecture (Metropolis)
Begüm Cana Özgür Designs for Labor (Metropolis)

Environment & Science
Honolulu Confronts Climate Change (Newsweek)
When an Endangered Species Endangers a Culture (The Atlantic)
Mosquito Trap Uses Human Scent as Bait (Newsweek)

Clare de Boer & Jess Shadbolt of King (Milky)
Where Do People With Severe Allergies Go To Dinner? (Bon Appétit)
No Fish Wasted: An Interview with Yuji Haraguchi (Lucky Peach)

I'll Never Eat Perfectly, and Neither Will You (BuzzFeed Reader)
New Year's Mochi (Lucky Peach)
How Food Allergies Took Over My Life (VICE)


Where Chefs Eat (Phaidon, 2018)
Contributing writer

The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015)
Researcher and contributing writer

A University in the Town, the Town as University (Machizukuri Institute of TUS & Obuse, 2014)
Contributing writer

Volume #37: Is This Not a Pipe? (Archis, 2013)
Contributing writer and editor


Bill McKibben: Coming into View, Another Eaarth (Radio Open Source, May 2010)