Joowon Lee

Joowon Lee

New York, NY, US

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Mid-level architectural designer with comprehensive experience preparing architectural designs for the full completion of commercial, retails, offices, and hospitality projects. Skilled in applying creativity to design highly appealing, interesting, yet fuctional designs that engage emotion. Posses a proven ability to complete a project from beginning to end. 



O'Neil Langan Architects, P.C., New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Mananger

• Managed and completed various projects from high-end retail to restaurants, pop up stores, shop in shops, workplaces and small residential renovations within time and given deadline.
• Streamlined project tasks, including programming, schematic design, renderings, construction drawings, and construction administration.
• Led the development of new custom fixtures and millworks, including wall display units, free standing display cases, hanging rack system, cash wrap, BOH offices, and etc.
• Formulated and executed design ideas as per standard design for the client stores throughout Asia.
• Adhere and follow zoning regulations and evaluate NYC building code.
• Evaluated shop drawings, RFI’s, and submittals from GC and FC.
• Oversaw all FC, MEP’s, vendors, FF&E, and GC to ensure smooth execution of projects on time.
• Delivered effective support for timely delivery and execution of retail projects within budget.

Apr 2017 - Sep 2020

KLC Architects, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

• Completed the construction drawing sets through close collaboration with principal.
• Developed solid interaction between design team in Korea and office to determine the client results.
• Identified and met client’s office requirements to propose and execute various plan options
• Expedited the fabricating process and stay low in the budget by fostering relationships with vendors.
• Contributed in integrating renderings into client presentations which helped to improve client communication.
• Visited sites to do punch lists and got exposed to construction administration phase.
• Utilized in-depth knowledge and valuable understanding of workplace projects.

Oct 2014 - Nov 2016


The New School, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2010 - Jun 2014


NYCxDESIGN Awards 2020, 1st Place

The fifth annual NYCxDESIGN Awards by Interior Design and ICFF.
Large Retail - Moose Knuckles Flagship


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