For most of her career, Ikumi has worked for Nikken Sekkei in Tokyo, primarily acting as an international client liaison. In 2016, Ikumi moved to Melbourne to join Buchan after helping to establish the formal strategic business alliance between Nikken and Buchan. In this role, Ikumi seeks collaborative opportunities for both companies and promotes the sharing of design knowledge.
However, Ikumi has another ace up her sleeve. A qualified project manager, she is able to infuse her role with a unique perspective for her clients’ requirements. This has benefited her work on many significant hotel, commercial, transport, and masterplanning projects.