Jiho Choi

Jiho Choi

Gainesville, FL, US



A city explorer with an avid focus in urban design seeking a year-long position to build better cities.



Akel Logan & Shafer PA, Jacksonville, FL, US, Intern

Learned to present professionally and deal with real-world politics
Designed concepts for the University of North Florida,
Presented design proposals to UNF under Melody Bishop
Took part in Jacksonville city commission meetings under Downtown Investment Authority providing input

May 2014 - Aug 2014


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, BArch, Architecture

Senior Executive, National Organization of Minority Architect Students &
Project Lead Manager, UF’s team for NOMA 2014 National Competition
Led a team of 15 students to enter under the University of Florida in
the 2014 Barbara G. Laurie NOMA Student Design Competition
proposed historical renovation & addition to a dilapidated hotel;
facilitated every detail of submission and design processes; coordinated 15 members in the team and presentations; sent the team to a NOMA conference in Philadelphia

National Competition Decathlete, UF Solar Decathlon
built a scale model of Decathlon house to construct in later stages; worked with suppliers and distributors in Gainesville & Florida locally to obtain materials needed for the solar decathlon;
helped construct Decathlon house for competition

Social Chair Executive, AIAS
Organized UF’s Beaux Art Ball – ticketing and venue booking;
New York Beaux Arts Ball 2014 Volunteer

Architecture Chair Executive, Studio Culture Committee
Organized events for College of Design, Construction, Planning’s
advocation committee, providing studio necessities

Teaching Assistant, University of Florida
Facilitated design discussions & critiques of underclassmen
Mentored class of 17 students, taught some good friends

Marketing Team member, Architrave (UF Design’s publications book)
Member, Students for New Urbanism at UF
Player, UF Rugby Football Club Player
Member, TEDxUF

Aug 2011 - May 2015

Areas of Specialization