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So Young Lee

So Young Lee

San Francisco, CA, US

 

About 

So Young has over 10 years of experience that ranges commercial, residential, healthcare and higher education projects at several design firms in Chicago and San Francisco. So Young's projects include Gensler’s NVIDIA Headquarters in Silicon Valley featuring the efficient triangular plans and parametric building enclosure modeling, the world's tallest Kingdom Tower, and the first positive energy building Masdar Headquarters while working at Adrian Smith+ Gordon Gill Architecture.

So Young is a licensed architect in Illinois, an Autodesk Revit Certified Professional and a Construction Documents Technologist.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

BAR Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Architect | Digital Design Lead

Nov 2015 - current
 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), San Francisco, CA, US, Senior Digital Design Architectural Professional

Research lab, High-rise multi-family residential and commercial office buildings

Jun 2014 - Oct 2015
 

Gensler, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer / Techniccal / Project BIM Manager

Large scale Commercial office buildings and Headquarters

May 2013 - Jun 2014
 

Wight & Company, Chicago, IL, US, Firmwide BIM Manager

K-12, Higher Education and Government projects

Nov 2011 - May 2013
 

bKL Architecture LLC, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Designer

Commercial and Multi-family residential projects

Feb 2011 - Nov 2011
 

Main Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Designer / Revit Specialist

Affordable housing

May 2010 - Feb 2011
 

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Professional

High performance Commercial Office Buildings, Headquarters and Super-tall Towers

Sep 2008 - May 2010
 

Loebl Schlossman & Hackl Inc, Chicago, IL, US, Architect 1

Commercial, Higher Education and Healthcare projects

Mar 2007 - Sep 2008
 

Lucien Lagrange Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Architect 1

Commercial and high-end multi-family residential projects

Jan 2006 - Feb 2007
 

Education 

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, Masters, Integrated Building Delivery

The Master of Integrated Building Delivery educates architects to more actively participate in, guide, or undertake the full range of entrepreneurial and innovative activities comprising design, develop, and build initiatives. The Masters of Integrated Building Delivery has shifted my focus as architect from design to project development and management. The program courses are taught by industry-leading professionals in law, real estate and A/E services. These courses provided deep insight into how proformas and public policy affect the built environment. While, revealing how architects can leverage their expertise to reduce project costs and schedule overruns. The program housed in the College of Architecture, taught by doing.

Sep 2008 - Dec 2011
 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Masters, Interior Architecture

Sep 2004 - May 2006
 

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI, US, Fine Arts

Jan 2004 - May 2004
 

Ajou University, Seoul, KR, Bachelors, Architecture

Korea

Mar 1999 - Jun 2003
 

Awards 

First on the list with a full scholarship, 1st Place

1999
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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