Donghwan Kim

Donghwan Kim

Washington, DC, US



Donghwan Kim is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant from School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, researching on sustainable design, historic preservation, and energy retrofit. He is the second year M.Arch II Student, especially majoring in Sustainable Design at the University of Texas at Austin. He previously graduated from University of Seoul in 2012 with a Bachelor of Architecture.

Donghwan had 4-year experiences as an assistant manager at Chang-jo Architects in Seoul from 2012 to 2016. Most of the work experiences, he especially was involved in the team designing a 'Grand intercontinental Seoul Parnas hotel renovation' project. The Parnas tower project was completed at August in 2016, which received LEED Gold certification in 2017, and Coex Mall remodeling project also received LEED Silver certification in 2015.

He specifically starts focusing on sustainable design for human and natural environment, for example, a facade system of tower, regenerative architecture, energy efficiency, public space, and renovation.

He is also interested in travel, photography, citys, and independent books. 


NBBJ, Washington, DC, US, Designer

Aug 2021 - current

CallisonRTKL, Washington, DC, US, Designer

Jul 2018 - Aug 2021

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Graduate Research Assistant

Jun 2017 - May 2018

Chang-jo Architects, Seoul, Assistant Manager

Jan 2012 - May 2016


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, MArch, Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design
Eco-friendly Design
Energy Analysis

Aug 2016 - May 2018

University of Seoul, Seoul, KR, BArch, Architectural Design

Architectural design

Mar 2005 - Feb 2012

Areas of Specialization