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JungHwa Lim

JungHwa Lim

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Dear Hiring Manager;

 

I recently earned a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. I’m writing to explore the possibility of securing employment with Macro Sea.

 

A highly motivated architect with expertise in schematic design, I have particular interest in museum and cultural center design. It is my passionate belief that the flow in museums should reflect an artist’s intention and interact with people in the space. As an artist, several of my art exhibitions included on my resume helped me to appreciate the importance of space. Also, I experimented with various schemes of circulation, dictated by the geometrical and directional nature of space and route, thus reinventing a new flow and space.

 

I have a proficiency in Revit, Auto CAD, Maya, Sketch-up, Rhino, Arc GIS, Adobe, Microsoft office and other graphic skills. Additionally, my internship at Hee-Rim Architects allowed me to understand the significance of practical execution and enabled me to prioritize and complete projects within strict deadlines. Also, through internship experience at Yuhan-Kimberly, I was able to have an understanding of greenhouse construction design and its various conditions to be maintained.

 

My background of associating art and architecture also motivated me to shape my design ideas. Doing both art and architecture gives me a lot of inspiration. I held several painting and architecture exhibitions both in New York and Korea. In this way, I am able to participate in the research and exhibit understanding of the design philosophy of the projects.

 

I welcome the opportunity to begin my career with a firm that can benefit from my strength in handling diverse junior architect responsibilities while communicating effectively with senior and intermediate architects and fellow staff members at all levels. My professors, Yehuda Safran  and Jorge Otero-Pailos both strongly recommended that I contact you regarding a junior architect opportunity. I look forward to hearing from you and will make the time available for an interview at your earliest convenience.

 

Respectfully,

 

JungHwa Lim

GSAPP, Master of Architecture

Employment 

Heerim Architects & Planners, Seoul, KR, Intern

• Gained hands-on experience in a broad range of junior architect duties while working within a fast-paced, team
environment for this “top 3” South Korean architectural firm with an international clientele and over 1,000 employees.
• Utilized Illustrator and AutoCAD to support marketing efforts by highlighting and coloring distinctive elements of
a 1,400 unit (175,000 sq. ft.) high-rise housing project in Chuncheongnam-do Province.
• Proofed and corrected CAD drawings in a timely manner, relying on keen eye for detail and efficient work ethic.
• Interacted with firm Vice President, project manager and senior & intermediate architects, leveraging exceptional
interpersonal skills to facilitate clear lines of communication and prioritize competing deadlines.
• Recognized by Vice President and over 25 architects for infusing high energy and a positive attitude that improved
morale department-wide.

Jan 2010 - Feb 2010
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Advanced Architectural Design

May 2013 - May 2014
 

KOOK-MIN University, Seoul, KR, BArch, Architecture

Mar 2004 - Feb 2011
 

KOOK-MIN University, Seoul, KR, BArch, Forest Products and Biotechnology

Learned the fundamental properties of wood and paper including their anatomical, physical and chemical aspects. Curriculum included: Wood Anatomy & Lab, Intro to Forest Products, Wood Machining, Wood Mechanics, Wood Drying & Lab, and Timber Architecture.

Mar 2004 - Feb 2011
 

Awards 

Merit scholarship, Scholarship

I've got merit scholarship for five times at KookMin University

2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills