Joseph Koon

Joseph Koon

New York, NY, US



Architecture is an act of profound optimism.

Joseph is a recent BArch graduate from Carnegie Mellon University. He has completed rigorous design internships within studios in New York and Helsinki. His work is characterized by a precision of conceptual intent and a pre-occupation with spatial experience. Currently, he is working towards his professional license and looking for opportunities in design-intensive studios.


Kuth Ranieri Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

Oct 2013 - Nov 2014

TEF, San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Architect

Completed SD and DD for Stanford MOB including lighting and interior coordination

Feb 2013 - Sep 2013

Sotamaa, Helsinki, FI, Intern Architectural Designer

Arbitare Ahead! Helsinki Exhibition Design
Marimekko's Folding Fabrics Furniture
Schematic Design for Adaptive Re-use of a Historical Building in Siuntio, Finland

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Rice+Lipka Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern Architectural Designer

Schematic Design for a Multi-Unit Housing Project in Portland, Oregon

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Claude Collins-Stracensky Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Artists Assistant

Exhibition design for UCLA Hammer Museum Solo Sculpture Show
Fabrication of Steel and Glass Sculptures
Collective Field Office / Studio Design and Documentation

May 2009 - Aug 2009


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2012
Jul 2011 - Aug 2011


AIA Henry Adams Certificate, Award

High ranking graduate student from a BArch program


John Knox Shear Memorial Scholarship, Award

Top design award as selected from eligible students based on a review of work by the faculty. Provides for travel


PHLF Prize for Architectural History, Award

Awarded annually to the best paper written in an architectural history class


Ferguson Jacobs Prize, Award

Encourages design excellence based on long-standing design principles that promote beauty and harmony in the built environment.


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