Joome Lee

Joome Lee

Vernon Hills, IL, US


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I am a Korean American. I believe in love and stewardship to make a better world. I think that architecture, as a discipline, embodies human condition and cultures. Because of this, I see a necessity to understand various aspects of life in order to interpret needs of people and societies in truthful manners.  I try reading novels and  understanding socio-cultural issues in order to understand people and have keen views in the world.  Additionally, my dedication to appreciating music, fine arts, and foreign language has helped me to discover the essence of human identity: divinity and diversity.  This is one of my ways of approaching architecture.

  For successful architectural project, time management by priority is critical.  I hope sharing my architectural vision to lots of people. Architecture should embody contextual language of a site, which is vibrancy of cultural influence, environment, and poignancy of the people's lives of which stories need to be told honestly. 



Hallelujah Christian Art Ministry, Korean Cultural Center of Chicago, Group Exhibition 2013

Exhibited artwork in HCAM as a part of group exhibition

Prepared for publication for exhibition(poster, postcard, program)
with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Jan 2013 - current

Self employed, freelancer, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, Architectural Consultant for Residential Renovations

>Renovating a residential single house for a pianist according to her aesthetics.
-Interpersonal approach to determine a client's needs
-Critical analysis of existing condition

Oct 2012 - current

Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc., Lake Forest, Illinois, Design Assistant

> Assists Designers in all levels of project production:
- Drafting by CAD or by hand a variety of plan view drawings, elevations, illustrations and
construction details.
- Preparation of presentation packages, including assembly of picture binders, color renderings,
and support documentation
- Preparation of bid and permit packages
- Field work such as site analysis

May 2013 - Aug 2013

AAIA(Asian American Industrial Alliance), Chicago, IL, US, Logo Editor/File Manager

Produced artwork proof for apparel orders from US military organizations, including JROTC

Updating a business management system with Quickbook Premier 2013
Developing marketing strategies for more profits

Sep 2012 - Mar 2013

Sears Portrait Studio, Vernon Hills, Illinois, Photorapher

> Photographer of infant babies, young children, families

> Edited photos with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and marketed them for customers

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Sushi Kushi Too, Highland Park, Illinois, Sushi Waitress

> Served Sushi and Japanese cusine to guests, who mostly live in Highland Park, Illinois

> Learned various Japanese cuisine and learned to serve sushi in timely manner with hospitality.

Feb 2012 - Sep 2012

Washington University in St. Louis, Performing Arts Department, St. Louis, MO, Administrative Assistant

Receptionist duties, Article research for faculty members and various office tasks

Sep 2009 - May 2010

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Chicago, IL, US, Architecture Intern

-Ayala Tower One/Philippine Stock Exchange, Manila Philippine:
Rendering, schematic plan/section drawings

-China Merchant & Wood Park, Shenzhen China:
Mapping, conceptual model making

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Design Synergies Ltd., Chicago, IL, US, Architecture Intern

Toyota Dealers, Lafayette IN
-Drawing architectural/structural/mechanical/pluming documents
-Communicating with Gensler for design quality
-Daily digital communication with structural engineers, facility
manager, and interior designers

Jun 2006 - Jul 2007

Lehigh University, Theater Department, Bethlehem, Illinois, Scenic Artist/Costume Construction Assistant

> Prepared for various theater sets for student productions through painting and sculpting

> Assisted costume designers through hand sewing and sewing machine

Sep 2003 - Dec 2005


Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, MArch, Architecture

Architectural Design I (M.Arch.3)
Architectural Design II (MArch 3)
Architectural Representation I (M.Arch 3)
Designing Sustainable Environments
Concepts and Principles of Architecture I
Building Systems I
Building Systems II
Digital Visualization Workshop: 2D Representation
Digital Visualization Workshop: Advanced 3-D Modeling
Digital Visualization Workshop: Advanced Rendering
Digital Photography Workshop
Masterclass in Environmental Design: Greening the Campus:
Washington Universtiy's Sustainable Future
Student Design Charrette
Architectural Design III (M.Arch 3)
Structures I
Structures II
Sustainable Development
Architectural Design V
Architectural Design VI
Contemporary Critical Regional Practices
Acoustics and Lighting
Climate and Light
Site Planning
Urban Development Seminar
Design Thinking: Research and Design Methods
Architectural Design VII
Degree Project
Theories of Modern Art & Architecture
Professional Practice I
Architecture Degree Candidate
Figure Drawing
Introduction to Book Binding
Fundamentals of Classical Ballet
Classical Ballet: Intermediate I
Classical Ballet: Intermediate II
Sensation and Perception

Sep 2007 - Dec 2011

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, B.A. in Architecture

Jan 2001 - Dec 2005


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