Lianne Ahn

Lianne Ahn

Brooklyn, NY, US

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I am an architecture designer and artist interested in collaborative design processes to create opportunities for communities. I believe that the "devil's in the detail," and architecture should encompass to design everything - from the exterior and its context all the way in to where the power outlet is. 

I also love food, baking, and watching movies! 



Borderless Studio, Chicago, IL, US, Design Intern

* This internship was an extension of what I’ve been previously working on at SAIC as part of a class,Process(ing) Transformation, into professional practice.
– Designed across all phases of multiple projects, from conceptual design through to construction documentation by prototyping, drafting, and sourcing materials.
– Promoted and operated workshops and exhibitions for the community.

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

dmp partners, Seoul, South Korea, Intern

– Participated in the Design Development phase for commercial projects by creating digital and physical models, which have been adjusted based on client and principal feedback.
– Assisted in the Schematic Design phase for co-living apartment by visualizing research and producing models.

Jun 2018 - Jul 2018

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Teaching Assistant

* Master Science in Historic Preservation: Restoration Design Studio was from my previous coursework in North Lawndale: Housing Otherwise, as requested by the professor, Lynette Stuhlmacher.
– Created workshops and assignments to teach students Sketchup, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Jan 2018 - May 2018

The Place Design Lab (TPL-DL), Seoul, South Korea, Design Intern

– Assisted in the Construction Drawing phase for a youth cultural building, by drafting reflected ceiling plan, sections, plans, and interior elevations, and modifying 3d models and renderings.
– Participated in the Schematic Design phase for a black box theater competition by researching, visualizing diagrams, and drafting plans and sections.
– Visited construction sites and oversaw renovation processes for interior architecture projects.

Jun 2017 - Oct 2017

SiaPlan Architect & Planners, Seoul, South Korea, Intern

– Participated in the Design Development and construction documentation phase for a commercial hotel project. Assisted rendering and editing drawings and diagrams for presentations and assisted scheduling and coordinating team tasks.

Jan 2017 - May 2017

Gallery Royal, Seoul, South Korea, Gallery Assistant

– Creating price lists, marketing materials, and artist catalogs for exhibitions while regulating phone calls and client visits.
– Researching and organizing programming for the Royal Academy, which runs various classes and lectures related to culture for women of varying ages on a weekly basis

May 2016 - Aug 2016


School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Bachelors, Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Architecture and Design

Jan 2013 - Aug 2019