Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim

Modesto, CA, US





University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, DeCal Instructor

Fostered passion for human-centered design in students with little prior experience.

Cultivated problem solving skills by introducing brainstorming, interviewing and surveying
methods, as well as utilizing design frameworks and user feedback/rapid prototyping
to arrive at empathic design solutions.

Achieved a more nuanced understanding of how non-designers and designers see the
functionality and aesthetic qualities of the built and manufactured environment.

Jan 2013 - May 2015

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Designer

Hand-drafted, sketched, and modeled preliminary dimensions and concepts of a piece
of furniture in the Scandinavian mold.

Utilized MIG / TIG Welding, precision drilling, vacuum forming, and steel bending to
fabricate a bespoke piece of furniture.

Learned methods of rapid prototyping, conscious sketching techniques, and aesthetic
detailing related to the Scandinavian design ethos.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014


UC Berkeley CED, Berkeley, CA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Four Year Bachelor of Arts program in Architecture. Focused on holistic training in theory and practice of architecture. Two years devoted to developing rudimentary skills of drafting, sketching, 3d modelling, composition, etc. Last two years devoted to selecting and pursuing a project or thesis based track under the tutelage of experienced architectural practitioners.

Aug 2011 - May 2015


CED Berkeley Circus, Nomination

A celebration and showcase of the year's best work nominated by the professors of each studio.

The project in question dealt with the revitalization of a site in between Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach through a synthesis of cinematic and countercultural influences that have shaped Los Angeles.


CED William Stout Prize in Architectural History, Award

"The William Stout Prize in Architectural History is given each year by William Stout Architectural Books in San Francisco for the best papers written by undergraduates for a history class in the architecture program at UC Berkeley. William Stout (M.Arch., 1969) is the owner and founder of William Stout Architectural Books in San Francisco and Berkeley. The prize was established on behalf of CED in 1988 by Annemarie Adams, director of the School of Architecture at McGill University and a renowned architectural historian while she was pursuing her M.Arch. and Ph.D. studies at CED. Prize recipients are selected by a committee composed of architecture history course GSIs, and are announced at the end of the academic year. Prize awarded to 2 recipients, each."

The essay in question dealt with understanding the significance of the Dome of the Rock's usage of western symbolism and archetypes as a representation of a nascent geo-political force's pursuit for legitimacy in the eyes of its conquered subjects.


CED Raymond L. Watson Best Project Prize, Award

"The Raymond L. Watson Best Project Prize is given to undergraduate students whose ENV DES 11A/B projects "connect the practice of architecture to a larger body of knowledge beyond that imparted by the architecture curriculum." ENV DES 11A/B instructors select students for this prize each semester. Recipients are notified of their prize at the end of each academic year. Prize amount allocated among 6-9 recipients."

The project in question dealt with creating an interactive installation designed to purify and filter the air to the relief of those suffering from sensitivity to pollen and allergens.


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