Jun Seong Ahn

Jun Seong Ahn

New York, NY, US



Jun is a New York based architectural and urban designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). Born in Seoul, Korea, he strongly desires in designing a city, architecture, and space for people with strong dignity. Jun’s mission as a designer is to confront conflict, inequality, discrimination, and deficiency by creating an innovative strategy and finding opportunities through mutual intervention to revitalize humanity. More than architecture and urban design, Jun seeks to discover a new way of communicating society and culture through innovative technology such as Virtual / Augmented Reality or BIM.

He won several prizes such as his most recent project with his GSAPP colleagues, 'The Right to Water', receiving first place award from Dencity 2017 competition hosted by Shelter Global, and 'Rooting Informality', receiving honorable mention award from DRIA 2017 International Open Competition hosted by Designing Resilience in Asia. Jun also received honorable mention award from Archasm competition, New York | Liberty Museum with a project 'Recall the Past. Revive the Present. Relief the Future'. Jun's works have been globally featured on media and articles such as Archdaily, Bustler, Archinect, etc.

Immediately after graduating from Columbia University, he was an invited critic at RISD. He is also an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a co-founder / member of CREAM, an interdisciplinary creative group formed by RISD alumni. Jun holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from Rhode Island School of Design. He also holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design degree from Columbia University GSAPP.


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), New York, NY, US, Designer

Urban Design Team

Jul 2017 - current


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, MSAUD

Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design

Jun 2016 - May 2017

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture 2016

Sep 2009 - Jun 2016

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