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DONG UK KIM

DONG UK KIM

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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I am Dong uk, Kim, who is currently a master student in architecture and urban design at University of California, Los Angeles and expected to graduate in June 2017.  I hope that my experience from the 6 years of architecture school and diverse working experience as an intern in 5 architecture companies would correspond with your need. 

While in undergraduate school, I was highly interested in urban and social issues, and researched about mix-used building, office, and urban planning. Thus, I completed my own thesis paper with the graduation exhibition. Also, in master program of architecture in UCLA, while dealing with the topic about the architecture in extreme environment with professor Craig Hodgetts, I was highly focused on multidisciplinary design, especially structure, materials, construction and even geology. As a result, I took a charge of the main designer of the research team and successfully finished the project with the real scale mocking-up and the exhibition.

Furthermore, my extensive work experience as an intern in diverse architecture companies have led me work on over 10 projects with broad range, including small residence, service area in highway, hotel, mix-used buildings, and master planning. While I was doing from the concept design to the schematic design with the head designer of the company directly, and thus accomplished the contract worth over $120,000, the projects improved not only my knowledge of architectural details, also my communication skill with my team members, other fields, or clients, and improved my drawing skill such as 3D modeling, rendering, and setting up presentations. 

After achieving a master degree of architecture, I want to fully focus on practical and professional architectural projects and to broaden my architectural perspective while working in more secure job. 

Please find my resume and portfolio enclosed, and please feel free to contact to me at any time. I am very grateful for you to consider my application and hope you the best. 

Employment 

AN.ONYMOUS, Los Angeles, CA, US, intern

Currently working on concept art for a confidential Sci-fi film

May 2017 - Jul 2017
 

Hodgetts + Fung, Los Angeles, CA, US, intern

Working on setting up a presentation for "Design Week Portland"

Mar 2017 - Mar 2017
 

NextFest 17, Futurize X at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, US, presenter

Exhibition of "Individual Dwelling in Extreme Cold Area"

Mar 2017 - Mar 2017
 

Arete Architects, Seoul, KR, full time

- Design buildings and facades in over 5 projects (Hotel, Residence,Complex, Renovation, Hospital)
- Collaboration with the head architect and the project manager
- Preparation for flow presentations

Feb 2016 - May 2016
 

DAAIN Architecture Group INC, Seoul, KR, intern (full time)

- Design and layout over 50 apartments
- Drawing persuasive diagrams

Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
 

Metropolitan Architecture Research Unit, Seoul, KR, intern (full time)

- Mock up the building of Amore Pacific Research & Design Center Projects
- Research about lighting, space, and details of the building

Oct 2011 - Nov 2011
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, architecture

Master of Architecture (M.Arch II) - Craig Hodgetts Studio

Aug 2016 - Jun 2017
 

Hongik University, Seoul, KR, BArch, architecture

Bachelor of Architecture

Mar 2008 - Feb 2016
 

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