Chai Eun Hwang

Chai Eun Hwang

New York, NY, US

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I am an urban design specialist with strong architectural design skills and with four years of work experience in land use plan, district unit plan, urban development plan, housing reconstruction plan, and privately-owned land development consulting. Being creative, passionate, communicative, and goal-oriented with excellent problem-solving skills, I am ready to make inspirational and amiable urban places and improve the built environment.


Graduate Architecture and Urban Design Department (GAUD), Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Office Design Assistant

- Assisted in curating the Experimental Landings exhibition at Nolan Park Building 14 on Governor’s Island
- Designed and produced banners, posters, social media posts, and a booklet for the exhibition
- Organized digital archiving systems of architectural works

May 2022 - current

Urban Design Institute of Korea, Seoul, KR, Researcher

I worked as a full-time researcher at Urban Design Institute of Korea. I proposed improvements on Built Environment Development Act and developed a new housing model for low-rise and high-density neighborhood in South Korea in consideration of regional characteristics.

Mar 2021 - Jul 2021

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

I worked as a full-time assistant manager at INTO Engineering & Architecture, which deals with Seoul city-related urban planning and design projects the most for about 3 years. In this company, I was mostly in charge of several district unit plans, industrial complex development plans, station area activation plans, urban
development plan, housing reconstruction plan and privately-owned land development consulting. These projects usually required improved zoning plan
and incentive schemes to promote certain businesses in each urban area. Below is the list of projects and roles I was involved in.

- Conducted an improved zoning plan and incentive schemes to promote medical tourism businesses and living environments in Hwagok station district in accordance with elevation of the district’s status as a regional center due to a new metropolitan rapid railroad for Hwagok Station District Unit Plan
- Proposed an improved zoning plan and incentive scheme to promote R&D businesses in Yangjae District for Yangjae District Unit Plan
- Carried out a plan and designation of multi-dimensional urban planning facilities, parks, public parking lots, and roads for Ahyeon 2 Redevelopment Promotion Area Modification Plan
- Devised a plan of upzoning and mixed-use residential for Banghak Station Area Activation Project
- Proposed a housing reconstruction plan for Guro Jugong Apartment
- Devised a plan of multifunctional complex area for industrial, residential, commercial, logistics facility, and a formula to secure privately owned public space for G-Valley (Seoul Digital National Industrial Complex) Development Plan
- Examined current comics and visual industry of Bucheon city. Established industry promotion strategy by analyzing related variety and unrelated variety of the city’s primary industry and planned new land use for Bucheon Cinema Industrial Complex Private Operator Competition
- Examined expansion available land and proposed efficient development size with a master plan for a neighborhood park next to Gangdong Kyunghee Univ. Hospital for Expansion Development Project of Gandong Kyunghee Univ. Hospital
- Proposed land-use plan for Yeocheon Station Area Development Project and Manheung Seaside Tourist Resort Complex Development Project
- Conducted development circumstance analysis and drew up an investment letter of intent for Yangjae Urban High-Tech Truck Terminal Complex Project
- Carried out a community plan for the northeast region of Seoul in accordance with the 2030 Seoul Plan
- Devised Songpa-gu Urban Development Plan

Sep 2017 - May 2020


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

I have been learning architectural design schemes, programs, structure, theory and history at Pratt Institute since August 2021.

Aug 2021 - current

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

I took a collaborative design studio class with architecture and landscape architecture teammates and studied a new street type classification of Seoul downtown area to improve pedestrian environment.

Feb 2016 - Aug 2017

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

I learned urban planning by taking history, sociology, economics, mathematics and statistics classes, and urban design by taking five urban design studio and two architectural design studio classes.

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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