Jin Hong Kim

Jin Hong Kim

Los Angeles, CA, US



This past May, I graduated from the USC School of Architecture with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. I was born in Paris and since then lived in various cities including, Seoul, Manila, Los Angeles, and New York. About a year ago, I took a leave of absence from school to pursue my military duties for the Republic of Korea Army. While there, I led a squad of 8 soldiers in various recon training missions. I also had the opportunity to manage various renovation projects on base and assist in 3D visualization for various Army branches. Professionally, I have interned at SAMOO Architects and Engineers (Seoul, KR), CHOHELO A+U (Seoul, KR), and Architectura (Edgewater, NJ), giving me an experience at various scales in architectural firms.


John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK), Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Jul 2017 - Jun 2019

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Class Assistant for Design for the Luminous and Sonic Environment

Helped prepare lectures and keep record of student grades.

Jan 2017 - May 2017

SAMOO Architecture PC, Seoul, KR, Summer Intern

Helped prepare concept documents for Incheon Geomdan SmartCity in collaboration with DLR Group.

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016

CHOHELO A+U, Seoul, KR, Summer Intern

Performed research and schematic design for a parking structure and a cosmetics pavilion.

May 2016 - Jun 2016

Republic of Korea Army, Seoul, KR, Sergeant

As a squad leader, I led a recon squad of 8 soldiers for the Combat Engineering Battalion.
As an assistant construction engineering supervisior, I helped manage over $50,000 in building renovation projects, assisted in 3D visualization of the 1st Corps Master Plan Committee's projects, and collaborated in layout design for the Third Republic of Korea Army Terrain Analysis Unit.
As an assistant at the Concseil International du Sport Militarie, an international military sports tournament, I translated in English, French, and Korean for the respective delegations.

Sep 2014 - Jun 2016

Architectura, Edgewater, MD, US, Summer Intern

Produced renderings for commercial and housing projects.
Assisted in 3D visualization for a Burning Man festival installation.

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Class Assistant for Architecture Design I Studio

Helped students understand orthographic drawings and prepared a student exhibition for the school.

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2017

University of Southern California (USC) Asia Study Abroad, Shanghai, CN, Architecture

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

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