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Youngwon Chi

Youngwon Chi

New York, NY, US

 

About 

My name is Youngwon Chi, and I'm form South Korea. I came here to New York in 2013 for graduate school. I graduated in Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design with a Post-Professional Master’s Degree from Columbia University in May 2014.

After graduation I had a chance to work at start up office named 'Architecture Work Office' as an intern architect, and I worked on a variety of projects at different scales, from International Competition for Rehabilitating Oil Depot into a Cultural Depot Park, to design for high-end interior of residential in New York. Throughout my internships I was able to work closely with the partners and receive feedback that has influenced my sense of architectural design. Thankfully, I have not only been limited to architecture work as I have also had the opportunity to be part of interior design projects, which allowed me to carry out diverse tasks; from picking finishes, to writing specifications, to staging furnishings.

After that I have previously worked at  Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC in New York, and I have been exposed to the full phase of design processes from master planning and conceptual design to construction documentations. Program in which I was involved varied in phase and scale, from a large scale like ‘Forum 66 residential complex and ballroom in Shenyang’, to various interior projects, such as ‘high-end residential in New York’ and ‘Spring city 66 office tower lobby in Kunming’.

I am verse in modeling software like Rhinoceros 3D, Sketch-Up Pro, Revit, and 3D Max, as well as great knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator. I’ve also elaborated regular AutoCAD work and performed design research.  

I always focus on how to express excitement and color through architecture in the spaces of daily life, akin to what we feel at an amusement park and the architectural language which is making entire form and containing the programs. My work sample reflects the dedication, knowledge, and outstanding improvement about my consideration accomplished in just a few years. I take pride in my ability to learn quickly, and I passionately enjoy doing so. I am eager to continue my design career with such a prestigious firm and I believe my assets as a young designer will greatly benefit on your firm.

I can be reached at 1-646-469-2265 or by email at yc2885@columbia.edu

Thank you.

Employment 

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

. I have previously worked at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC in New York, and I have been exposed to the full phase of design processes from master planning and conceptual design to construction documentations. Program in which I was involved varied in phase and scale, from a large scale like ‘Forum 66 residential complex and ballroom in Shenyang’, to various interior projects, such as ‘high-end residential in New York’ and ‘Spring city 66 office tower lobby in Kunming’.

Jan 2015 - Nov 2015
 

Architecture Work Office, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

I worked on a variety of projects at different scales, from International Competition for Rehabilitating Oil Depot into a Cultural Depot Park, to design for high-end interior of residential in New York. Throughout my internships I was able to work closely with the partners and receive feedback that has influenced my sense of architectural design. Thankfully, I have not only been limited to architecture work as I have also had the opportunity to be part of interior design projects, which allowed me to carry out diverse tasks; from picking finishes, to writing specifications, to staging furnishings.

Jul 2014 - Oct 2014
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

My educational focus ranges from research-based multi-scale strategies, to theoretical explorations of the assembled environment, to comprehensive design. I studied on a variety of projects at different scales, from the design and development of new Madison Square Garden Complex as new event place, to new forms of curatorial and informational space for Egyptian gallery in Metropolitan Museum. Also, my main interest and strength is in, but not limited to; sustainable building infrastructure design and high-end residential housings. Projects, especially I have worked on in the college, both in and out of academic settings, range in various scales and they all demonstrate my interest in combining design aesthetics with sustainable design factors.

Jun 2013 - May 2014
 

Yonsei University, Seoul, KR, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Mar 2004 - Feb 2012
 

Awards 

2011 UIA Tokyo Student Competition, Honorable Mention

Tsuhiura city New C.B.D Sports and Transportation Hub Area plan

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills