Chai Eun Hwang

Chai Eun Hwang

New York, NY, US

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As a self-motivated and versatile architectural and urban designer, I am passionate about design at all scales and dedicated to enhancing the public realm, decarbonizing the energy grid, and creating a more equitable and welcoming urban environment.


op. Architecture & Landscape, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Intern & Job Captain

- Managed material research, concept design, and schematic design phases.
- Coordinated with consultants and clients, including preparing and presenting materials.
- Conducted site surveys and developed existing plans (floor plans, sections, elevations).

Jun 2023 - Aug 2023

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Graduate Assistant

- Assisted in curatorial, production, graphic design, content layout, and installation of the Experimental Landings exhibition at Nolan Park Building 14 on Governor’s Island.
- Developed a flood-resilient waterfront plan for Flushing Creek, New York, using artificial intelligence technologies, as part of the UN Water Conference side events.
- Assisted in teaching students to deploy spatial data and conduct research using QGIS.

May 2022 - May 2023

Urban Design Institute of Korea, Seoul, KR, Researcher

Proposed improvements to the Built Environment Development Act and developed a new housing model for low-rise, high-density neighborhoods in South Korea.

Mar 2021 - Jul 2021

INTO Engineering & Architecture, Seoul, KR, Urban Planning Assistant Manager

- Designed an upzoning and mixed-use residential plan for the Banghak Station Area.
- Proposed a housing reconstruction plan for Guro Jugong Apartment.
- Improved zoning plans and incentive schemes to foster R&D businesses in Yangjae District.
- Developed a community plan for the northeast region of Seoul as part of the 2030 Seoul Plan.
- Proposed the Songpa-gu Urban Development Plan.

Sep 2017 - May 2020


Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2021 - May 2024

University of Seoul, Seoul, KR, Masters, Urban Planning and Design

Feb 2016 - Aug 2017

University of Seoul, Seoul, KR, Bachelors, Urban Planning and Design

Feb 2012 - Feb 2016


Naming competition for urban innovations of unused space in Seoul, Seoul Metropolitan Government, 1st Place


Winning Prize; International idea competition for urban innovations of unused space in Seoul, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Award


Combined BA/MA degree scholarship, University of Seoul, Scholarship

Received same scholarship from Spring 2016 to Spring 2017


Technicians’ Award; Graduation Project, DA Group Urban Design & Architecture Co., Ltd., Award


Alumni Award; Graduation Project, Urban Planning & Design Alumni Association, University of Seoul, 1st Place


Seoul Mayor’s Scholarship, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Scholarship


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