Ken Fallas

Ken Fallas

Seoul, KR



Ken Fallas is a Costa Rican urban planner, architect and researcher based in Seoul, Korea. He is a member of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). Since 2014 his work experience and practice covered smart systems integration to the built environment, creative and circular economy, climate change resiliency, innovation tools for sustainable  development+governance, international public-private partnerships for comprehensive urban operations and strategic projects profiling in coordination with government officials, private sector and community partners in Korea, Latin America and Southeast Asia.
His research interest includes territorial complexities and global connectographies, digital twins and scalable simulation networks, urban automation, future labor and its impact on urban ecosystems.



대한엔지어니어링건축사사무소 DEHAN Engineering & Architecture, Seoul, KR, 과장 Urban Planning Lab

Mar 2020 - current

ReCUD Research Center for Urban Design, Seoul, KR, Coordinator for International Projects

Sep 2018 - current

미래주거환경연구소 Research Institute for Future Housing Environment, Seoul, KR, Urban Planner

The 미래주거환경연구소 Research Institute for Future Housing Environment is an academic and professional research center dedicated to the study of urban competitiveness, planning and environmental design issues. During the last 10 years the institute developed a series of projects as a consultant in cooperation with local research institutions and cities in the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Manila, Mindanao and others.

Nov 2016 - Aug 2018

Korea Global Cooperation Foundation, Seoul, KR, Project Manager

Nov 2016 - Sep 2017


Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, KR, Masters, M.Sc. Planning & Design

Sep 2016 - Aug 2018

Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, CR, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2009 - May 2014


2016년 추계학술발표대회 우수 논문상 발표상 Excellent dissertation and academic award honor Dec 2016, Award

Top 10 dissertations. Recognition for the research paper "Costa Rica's Green Energy Dependency".


Areas of Specialization