Designing the Future
We bring together international partnerships with innovative tools for creating visionary companies, intelligent products and sustainable communities.
Our global team of architectural planners, smart tech specialists and development consultants with offices in New York and Tokyo work across a full spectrum of sustainable business solutions to help companies and communities with housing development, market entry and branding, high-tech incubation, agriculture development and eco tourism to connect opportunity with successful implementation.
Our services include: master planning, architectural design, strategic advisory, branding and market entry, project management, sustainability planning, CSR, government liaison, stakeholder engagement, digital communications, regional development and local cottage industry incubation.
Sustainable Community Planning
Circular Economy Design
Renewable Energy & Micro Grid Networking
The Earth Embassy is a design, construction, planning and consultancy team that specializes in providing clients with high level networking solutions, sustainable project design and progressive business strategies.
Director of Architecture and Sustainable Design
Jacob (Cornell '93) has 20 years global experience in project planning, team establishment, branding, market entry and investment management. Specializing in real estate development, sustainable architecture, community design, agricultural development, process establishment and bringing projects to profitability in challenging environments. He is effective at directing PR, outreach to regional governments, consensus building across teams, and inclusion of local resources and economic incubation.
Director of Agriculture
Byron is a leader in connecting sustainable agricultural projects with business acumen and community development. He is the founder of Sekaibito, Chiki Chicken and the OMG baby leaf company. Byron is native New Yorker with 10 years experience in Japan B2B sales, business development, recruitment consulting and marketing strategy with clients including Pasona and Michael Page International. He holds an MS from the United Nations University; a BA from Manhattan College; and a HR Management Certificate from Temple University Japan.
Emilie is the Director of Peace Boat US in the United Nations Plaza, an international NGO that works to create a culture of peace and sustainability through global voyages onboard a ship rounding the world on Peace Voyages, visiting more than 100 countries per year. She is also founder of Parties4Peace, a non-profit production team that organizes creative events to promote peace through dance and music.
Keith is an experienced architectural engineer and a licensed architect in Japan. He has worked globally on projects across Asia, Australia and the Middle East and help positions at Nikken Sekei and Toda Corporation. He holds a Master of Engineering and Architecture from Tokyo Institute of Technology
Jurika oversees team organizational development, HR management, as well as project legal and safety compliance issues. Her previous professional experience is in marketing and Japan account management for an international environmental safety company. She is also an experienced environmental educator, outdoor adventure guide, kayak tour leader and has climbed Mt Fuji more than 40 times.
Stefan Bekker, MBA
Senior Project Manager
Stefan has managed design teams ranging from 10 to 146 professionals, including construction teams, interior designers, CAD operators and architects. He has been the lead project manager for technical teams including electrical, structural and mechanical engineers (M&E) in projects ranging from £10- to £150 million.
Paul D. Hirsch, PhD
Paul's work involves developing stakeholder cooperation across complex conservation issues in a social milieu characterized by structural inequalities while optimizing fair use of biodiversity, ecosystem services, natural resources and natural capital. Paul did his undergraduate work at Cornell University and holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and a Masters in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development from the Georgia Institute of Technology
Hanada-san is a network specialist across agriculture, renewable energy, environmental technology, IoT, AI, DLT, research, strategy planning, business development and marketing support. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics at Gakushuin University and founded Sotokoto Research Institute of Social Business think tank with former Japan House of Representatives congressman Seiichi Mizuno. Clients include: Saison Group (PISA ), Japan Life Design Systems, FlontLine.JP, D4DR, METI IT&IP , ZE Energy Biomass, Neo Sports Co Ltd, M-Log, Sky Agri resources Inc. Director of a joint venture between ZEN Holdings and Chiba Nousan, Farmland owned qualified corporation Chiba nourinsuisan.
Farm Director, New York
Dylan has 25 years experience in construction, landscaping, organic agriculture and "Front Yard Farming". He is the founder of HOGS Home Organic Gardening Service and has designed and installed more than 100 gardens, composting systems, hoop houses, and water management systems.He holds a Master Gardener certification through Cornell and a Permaculture Design certification through the Punta Mona Center for Sustainable Living and Education.
Hiroko-san is an experienced developer, founding CEO of Fujiya Properties and a long time member of the Fujiyoshida Rotary Club. She is also a highly regarded chef and key director for our food product development and branding teams.
Chief Impact Officer
Kei is a Social Impact Investment specialist with 15 years of experience managing investment and business development for technology start-ups. His portfolio ranges across Europe, Japan, and the Middle East to foster innovation and corporate development. He is the board chair of the Global Angel Investment Network, Director of Global Startup Mentorship for Japan/APAC European Companies, Managing Director at Karabiner Capital and a serial entrepreneur.
Director of Educational Development
Shoko is an educational specialist and our cultural liaison. She is the founder of PelanPelan, an outdoor tour company specializing in unique and profound experience production. Her work with corporate training and outreach is key to our foundation of education and resident empowerment.