Deon Kim

Deon Kim

Irvine, CA, US

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Architectural Designer

U Penn ’21 | MSD-RAS

ISU ’20 | B.Arch



Gensler, Designer

Sep 2021 - current

Folio:, Seoul, KR, Project Designer

Charlie Brown and Snoopy Museum, Cafe & Exhibition, Gyeong-Ju, Ongoing 2021
Nam-Seoul Private Residence, Private Residence, Seong-Nam Si, Ongoing 2021
The Raum Avenue, Commercial Complex, Seoul, Design Proposal 2021
La-Goong Resort Hotel Expansion and New Construction, Hotel & Resort, Gyeong-Ju, Ongoing 2020
P_Office, Seoul, Design Proposal 2020
HOUSING INGREDIENT [15X17 MODULE HOUSING], New York, Competition 2019

Currently, working remotely as a project designer. |

Dec 2019 - Apr 2021

DLR Group, Shanghai, CN, Architectural Intern

Xi'an New Area Airport Experimental School, Education Facility, Xi'an, 2019
The Hangzheng Reserve Lot 29/30 Master Plan, Hangzheng, 2019

May 2019 - Aug 2019

The Place Design Lab (TPL-DL), Seoul, KR, Architectural Intern

Shinchondong Street Market, Commercial, Seongnam-si, 2nd Prize, Competition, 2018
Rain Avenue, Commerical, Office, Seoul, Built, 2018
Universal Design, Publication, 2018

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Masters of Science in Design, Robotics and Autonomous System

Aug 2020 - current

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2013 - May 2020

Tongji University, Shanghai, CN, Semester Abroad

As a recipient of the Beckman Scholars Award (sponsored by DLR Group & SOM), I was given a full-ride scholarship to study at the 16th ranked Architecture program in the world, followed by an architectural intern position at DLR Group in Shanghai

Feb 2019 - Jun 2019


UNI Design Competition [Winner], 1st Place

Architecture of the Apocalypse
STELLAR-1: A Temporal Space Colonization


UNI Design Competition [Finalist], Nomination

Hourglass: Time is running out
AQUASIS: A Pavilion of Water Rejuvenation


ArchiSource Drawing of the Year 2019, Nomination

Enquirium: The Thinker’s Valley


CSI & Bussard Competitions [Finalist], Nomination

Enquirium: The Thinker’s Valley
Iowa Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute& RDG Planning and Design


2019 Shanghai Global Practice Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship

Selected to study as an exchange student at Tongji University, followed by an
intern position at DLR Group in Shanghai
Beckman Scholars Program / Partner Firms (DLR Group & SOM) / Iowa State Univ


Nathan & Lisa Kalaher Award [Finalist], Nomination

The Museum with a New Perspective
Nathan & Lisa Kalaher / Iowa State University


NCMA 2018 CMU Design Competition, 3rd Place

National Concrete Mansonry Association


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