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 way 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.
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
>Developing a basement to be a future office space
-Principle: Form follows function.
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
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
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
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, MArch, Architecture
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, B.A. in Architecture