Ryan Youngmin Cho

Ryan Youngmin Cho

New York, NY, US



I am currently working at Andre Kikoski Architect, NY as a full-time architectural designer since 2010. During my almost 2 years and 4 months career at Andre Kikoski Architect, I have participated in 4 private residences, 7 restaurants, 1 retail and 2 hotel projects. This professional experience exposed me to the task of proposing design schemes and assisting/ developing architectural drawing sets from SD to CD phase as well as interpreting architectural designs as specified within project sketches, architectural drawings or models; realizing those designs as compelling imagery through various media.

Prior to accumulating professional experience, I have completed my academic endeavors at Rhode Island School of Design(RISD) and earned a MIA degree(Mater of Interior Architecture). At RISD, I studied Interior Architecture, essentially spatial art that differs from both architecture and interior design in its full commitment to rethinking the life of existing buildings — through design alterations, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse, with all the relevant issues, including structure, building services, and questions of environmental stewardship.


Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer

Sep 2010 - current

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

Lecturer for winter session course “Digital Visualization”.

Dec 2009 - Feb 2010

Signer Harris Architects, Boston, MA, US, Architectural Intern

Architectural Intern

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009


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

Interior Architecture stands at the intersection of architecture, design of the built environment, sustainability and conservation. The program addresses the design issues intrinsic to the re-use and transformation of existing structures offers through an innovative and progressive approach. It was ranked the top graduate program in the country by US News & World Report and Design Intelligence in consecutive years.

Jul 2007 - Jun 2010

European Honors Program, Rome, Italy, Architectural studio

Jul 2008 - Sep 2008

Hanyang University, Seoul, KR, Bachelors, Graphic Design

Mar 2004 - Jan 2007

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