Pil hyun Hwang

Pil hyun Hwang

Los Angeles, CA, US



Dear Sir/Madam,   


    I am applying for a full time entry-level architectural designer position.

    The position seems to fit very well with my education, experience, and career interests.  I received Master of Architecture degree at SCI-Arc 2011.  Recently, I finished my graduate thesis “Infinite Involutions”.  In this thesis, I investigated the multilateral potentials of involutions which are based on how involutions show different behavior on various scales as expressed through the spatial organization, structure, and details.  In 2010, I have experienced at Solar Decathlon 2011 as the member of the SCI-Arc/CALTECH team.  I participated in Schematic Design, Solar Envelope Analysis, Physical Modeling in schematic design phase.  To maximize usability and flexibility, all services and storage have been embedded in the building’s thickened envelope.  During Solar Decathlon, I learned new housing typologies, alternative energy efficiency and sustainability.  Through these experiences, I learned the evolving redefinition of the interrelationship of architecture, fabrication technology, energy efficiency, and the sociology of architecture.  From SCI-Arc, I have learned pretty strong technique in digital modeling by using Autodesk Maya, Rhinoceros, and Zbrush including parametric analyzing tool such as paneling tools in Rhino.  Besides, I can make precise physical model by using Papermodeling, Laser Cutting, CNC Milling, 3D Printing, and Woodworking.

    Through my experience, I have thought the challenge is very important in contemporary design.  “The Challenge”, in the contemporary architecture, is not just the way to design but also the perspective of the approach in initial idea.  It is the harmony and a mutual relationship of the heterogeneous elements that exists within the architectural elements.  The position requires excellent design and team working skills.  I understand the position also requires a candidate who is reliable, resourceful and detail-oriented, works well under pressure, and is able to deal with and complete specific and customized orders.  I developed these skills through my work experience and my particular interest in this field.

    My goals and objectives seem to match your requirements well.  I am confident that I can perform the job effectively and responsibly.

    You may contact me at e-mail address or call, if you need further details regarding my application.  I will be available at your convenience.

    Thank you for your consideration.


Pil hyun Hwang


Hangamyo, Inc, Seoul, KR, Freelance Designer

Charnel House Design, Monument Design, Product Design, Landscape Design

Jan 2003 - current

SPF:architects, Culver City, CA, US, Designer

Digital and physical modeling on Museum Tamal project

Apr 2012 - May 2012

Abramson Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Internship

Feb 2012 - Feb 2012

SAEE STUDIO, West Hollywood, CA, US, Internship

Temporary Design Internship for making proposal of Hotel in Downtown LA

Nov 2011 - Jan 2012


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Master program

Aug 2008 - Sep 2011

Myong Ji University, Yongin, KR, Bachelors, Architecture

Mar 1999 - Feb 2006

Università IUAV di Venezia, Venice, IT, The Workshop di Composizione Architecttonica

The Workshop di Composizione Architecttonica, Venezia, Italy

Renovation Project of San Pietro Di Castello

Jul 2004 - Jul 2004


6th place of Solar Decathlon 2011, Award

Solar Decathlon, Washington, D.C., SCI-Arc + CALTECH


SCI-Arc’s Graduate Thesis Scholarship, Scholarship

SCI-Arc’s Graduate Thesis Scholarship


Mel Ferris Scholarship, Scholarship

Mel Ferris Scholarship


Solar Energy in Architecture Student Competition, Honorable Mention

Solar Energy in Architecture Student Competition


Areas of Specialization