Isaac Kim

Isaac Kim

Denver, CO, US



A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Architecture and a native Coloradan, my education in the forests of the East Coast and my roots in the Rocky Mountains have taught me to the significance of place-making. I believe that architecture is fundamentally rooted in our connections to each other and to where we live. Thus it has the responsibility of being a steward for these connections through sensitive, innovative,and uplifting design. 



Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Teaching Assitant

Mentored, critiqued, and assisted first year M.Arch students for both semesters of core architectural representation courses.

Sep 2018 - current

Studio Goetz, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Assisted in creating separate drawings sets for bidding, permitting, and landmarks for a town home renovation and extension in Brooklyn. Additionally, created presentation drawings for aforementioned townhouse project and for high-rise apartment on Park Avenue. Also re-designed company website by streamlining layout, adding projects, and increasing information accessibility.

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Johnson Nathan Strohe, Denver, CO, US, Project Designer

Designer for multifamily and hospitality projects. Created schematic designs for multifamily projects in Oceanside, CA, a ski resort hotel in Santiago, Chile, and a proposal for modular a pre-fabricated housing project in Denver, CO. Also engaged in construction documents for several multifamily and hospitality projects and construction administration.

Feb 2014 - Jul 2017

Citi Design Consulting, Inc., Aurora, CO, US, Architectural Intern

Digitally modeled and rendered projects using AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, and SketchUp for client presentations. Projects include: Mizu Japanese Restaurant at 2930 Umatilla St., La Foret Bakery, Federal Heights Community Center, 400 Corona Street Shops, Korean Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Aurora.

Jun 2013 - Jan 2014

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Teaching Assistant

Undergraduate teaching assistant for ARCH1010: Lessons of the Lawn and ARCH1020: Lessons in Making. Prepared weekly lessons in design fundamentals, led weekly hour-long discussion sections for 12 students, and critiqued and graded weekly student projects.

Aug 2012 - May 2013

University of Virginia, McIntire Department of Art, Charlottesville, VA, US, Assistant

Prepared, compiled, scanned, and organized artwork and slides that were digitally uploaded to the national ARTstor online database

Oct 2010 - Oct 2012


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2017 - current

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelor's of Science in Architecture
Minor in Architectural History

Aug 2009 - May 2013

Seoul National University, Seoul, KR, International Summer Institute

Courses: Modern Korean Architecture and Urbanism, Korean Language

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


The Edgar J. Shannon Award, Award

Presented by the Z Society to the student in each school of the University of Virginia who has contributed the most to that school through academic excellence, leadership, and extracurricular involvement.


The Duncan J. McCrea Memorial Award, Award

Awarded annually to an undergraduate who has demonstrated academic achievement and concern for spiritual values in memory of Duncan J. McCrea (BSArch '75).


Kyle Francis Kauffman Honorary Scholarship, Scholarship

An award present annually to a rising fourth year architecture student nominated by his/her peers based on merit and who embodies all the outstanding qualities that typified Kyle Frances Kauffman (BSArch ‘85).


Intermediate Honors, Award

Awarded to the top 20% of all architecture students who have earned at least 60 credits of
course work in their first four regular semesters.


Areas of Specialization