Stephen Kim

Stephen Kim

New York, NY, US



I'm a Leo, Type B blood, and an ENTJ if those mean anything to you.  Otherwise I'm a conglomeration of odd bits n' ends that summarize me as an architectural designer. 

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Kenneth Park Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architectural Designer

+ Responsible for managing high-end retail projects from DD to project completion across North America
+ Acquired task-flexibility by managing 3 to 5 projects, all in different design phases
+Experienced in site surveying, documentation, analysis and submitting reports to client and engineers
+ Developed full construction documents and architectural details with Sr. Project Manager guidance
+ Coordinated projects in CA through correspondence between client, engineer, & GC via RFI’s, submittals, shop drawings, etc.
+ Produced comprehensive packages containing design strategies and sustainable solutions for large development projects with team members
+ Collaborated with Sr. Marketing Director in branding initiatives across multiple digital properties

Feb 2012 - current

Design for People, New York, NY, US, Designer

+ Launched a prototype design for an independent coffee retail business with Design Principle
+ Developed project concept and details through engaged dialogue with investors and clients
+ Researched local vendors and material sources for a limited budget of 20K dedicated to design and construction
+ Co-managed construction administration through site visits to advise and consult with contractors

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Teacher's Assistant

+ Directed students in digital representation and visual communication of their projects
+ Demonstrated transferring techniques when shifting from drafting to digital realms
+ Coordinated workshops in educating digital program navigation and technical precision

Sep 2009 - Dec 2011

Axi:Ome, Saint Louis, MO, US, Research Assistant

+ Collaborated with design team to produce design packets for international design competitions
+ Developed numerous study models and research material to validate project design intent
+ Archived and photo-documented previous projects for future publications

Sep 2008 - Sep 2011

Studio L, Saint Louis, MO, US, Intern Designer

+ Co-designed a temporary urban outdoor apparatus exhibiting historical images of St. Louis City
+ Engaged in cross-departmental dialogue between city and art-commissioning group
+ Constructed apparatus through digital fabrication techniques: milling, thermoforming, 3d printing

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Progressive Architecture and Engineering, Grand Rapids, MI, US, Intern Designer

o Designed presentation boards for company meetings with clients to introduce new project ideas
o Project team assistant for updating construction documents at the pre-biding stage of projects
o Documented existing site conditions of projects for future renovation or reconstruction work

May 2007 - Aug 2007


Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, Architecture

An accredited Master's of Architecture Program training students to be thoughtful and develop strong skill sets to successfully deliver a project. Although having some coursework in theory, the program heavily emphasizes on building a rigorous work ethic and the production of project output.

Aug 2008 - Dec 2011

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, US, Bachelors, Studio Art

The studio art program allowed each individual to select coursework specific to their artistic abilities. My coursework was predominately drawing classes from beginner to advanced, specifically in figure drawing and drafting.

Aug 2004 - May 2008


Laskey Award, 1st Place

"The Laskey Award is a particular, alternative scholarship. The award encourages open-ended process, broad investigation, collaborative discovery and educational potential. The Award considers challenge equal to any possible product.
The Award supports and promotes a sharable, public, and very alive endeavor. Studio L’s goals provide students in the College of Architecture with opportunities to advance ideas in ways and by means distinct from the normal curricular structure of classes and studios of the school.
The Laskey Award process embodies a vehicle for his former students to interact with current students of the School of Architecture. As such the award is a forum to share past and present experience in design."
Taken from the website


AMDG Architects Scholarship Award, Scholarship

"The AMDG scholarship at Calvin College is given annually by the firm to a student in their second, third or fourth year in the pre-architecture program and demonstrating interest in pursuing a career in architecture. This scholarship is based on financial need with preference given to ethnic minority or international students, women and/or non-Christian Reformed Church members. In accepting this award, the recipient is encouraged to make contributions to this endowed fund or to Calvin College in later years as he or she is financially able, thus enabling future students to receive scholarship assistance. AMDG has sponsored this scholarship since 2000."
Taken from website.


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