Gideon Kwon

Gideon Kwon

Chicago, IL, US



I got Master's degree from IIT in July 2011.

I have much diverse work experience in architecture in Korea for 7 years. I had the opportunity to work on various building types. My work spanned a wide range of experiences dealing with the phases of construction from schematic design to construction documents before I came to America.

At IIT, I have learned 3Ds Max, Revit, Rhino, Ecotect, eQuest, grasshopper.

In 2010, I entered a sustainable architectural design competition and led a team of three to win 1st prize out of 400 teams. 

In 2011, I completed an intense research project on high-rise structures and sustainable energy as part of my thesis work.

After graduate IIT, since November 2011, I worked as an Architectural Assistant for Solomon Cordwell Buenz Company. There, I developed schematic designs using SketchUp and construction drawings using AutoCAD and Revit for residential, hotel, and commercial projects. 

I worked at 4240 Architect for internship for 2 month after that.

Since 09. 2014, Now I'm working WR WEIS for coordination and shop drawing for stone façade and paving. 


WR-WEIS, Chicago, IL, US, Project Coordinator

Developed stone system shop drawings, details and relevant documents. (RFI's, transmittal and submittals )
Supervise in field and coordinated with General Contractors and Architects for the progress of the project.

Sep 2014 - current

T2 Construction, Chicago, IL, US, Interior Assistant

AutoCAD drafting and layout, and estimation for furniture in 20-20 and Quick Book

Jan 2013 - Sep 2014

4240 Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Intern

Making physical model and Schematic Design drawings for
- Chicago law office
- Certus Bank

Aug 2012 - Oct 2012

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Assistant

Developed construction drawings in AutoCAD and Revit for
- Loyola University student residences
- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
- Walgreens E-commerce

Nov 2011 - Jun 2012

EMICO Engineering Inc., Des Plaines, IL, US, Internship

Developed construction drawings of pipe support for
- University of Illinois of Medical Center
- Dan E. Karn Generating Plant

Dec 2009 - May 2011


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - Jul 2011

Dongguk University, Seoul, KR, BArch, Architecture Engineering

Mar 1989 - Feb 1996



Millenium Gate competition, 1st Place


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