Rayoung Kim

Rayoung Kim

San Francisco, CA, US

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Hello! I'm Rayoung (Ray) Kim, an innovative designer who oscillates between the realms of architecture and technology. With a strong foundation in sustainable design and a passion for digital fabrication, I strive to create environmentally friendly and efficient structures that push the boundaries of traditional architecture.

🚀 My Journey:

  • Architectural Intern at THE_SYSTEM LAB, Seoul: Developed a winning concept for Hite-Jinro Distillery's new brand identity and collaborated on the renovation of Yeouido Park.
  • Computational Designer at Robotic Fabrication Studio (RFS), Seoul: Designed and fabricated projects using a 6-axis robotic arm, and led workshops on robotic manipulation.
  • Architectural Intern at Yongjulee Architecture, Seoul: Enhanced social connections during the pandemic with innovative facade designs.
  • Inspection Assistant at SQ Engineering, Seoul: Analyzed structural integrity using drone inspection for the Seoul Metro Tunnel.

🌿 My Vision: I am dedicated to integrating sustainable practices with cutting-edge technology to shape the future of architecture. My work is driven by a commitment to creating spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also environmentally responsible and socially impactful.



THE_SYSTEM LAB, Seoul, KR, Architectural Intern

Developed concept of stimulating multisensory experience through by-products in Korean traditional whisky production and created a new brand identity for ‘Hite-Jinro Distillery’, resulting in a winning outcome in the competition

Collaborated with an international landscape team to renovate Yeouido Park in designing the ‘Yeouido Sejong Center’ as a new riverside landmark

Jun 2023 - Aug 2023

Robotic Fabrication Studio (RFS), Seoul, KR, Computational Designer

Designed and fabricated ‘Decomposition Farm’ and ‘Machum House’, making it possible to build it through a 6-axis robotic arm, and published project details in the architecture magazine ‘Space’

Conducted several workshops for undergraduate students on manipulating a 6-axis industrial robotic arm

Jul 2022 - Jun 2023

YongjuLee Architecture, Seoul, KR, Architectural Intern

Designed a louvered wood facade for ‘Dokkaebi Traditional Market Visiting Center’, suggesting it as a medium aimed at recovering social connection during the Pandemic

Feb 2022 - Apr 2022

SQ Engineering, Seoul, KR, Research Assistant

For drone inspection department, analyzed cracks by size and shape found in the Seoul Metro Tunnel

Documented findings in an easily understandable format to generate solutions according to requirements

May 2018 - Sep 2018


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, MArch, Master of Advanced Architectural Design

Aug 2023 - May 2024


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