As a leading Japanese designer, Uchida engaged in diverse design projects worldwide from architectural interior, furniture and industrial design to urban planning. His major works include a series of boutiques for Yohji Yamamoto, the Kobe Fashion Museum and the Tea Rooms 'Ji-an, So-an, Gyo-an' . He was also involved in the overall concept design for hotels including Hotel Il Palazzo, Oriental Hotel Hiroshima and The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon. His works are held in permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Conran Foundation, M+ Museum and others.
He was a recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Mainichi Design Award and Education Minister's Art Encouragement Award, and was honoured with Medal of Purple Ribbon and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rossette. He was President of Kuwasawa Design School, his alma mater.