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Yongyeon Cho

Yongyeon Cho

Ames, IA, US

 

About 

Yongyeon Cho is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Interior Design at Iowa State University. He holds a Master of Fine Art degree from Iowa State University, in Ames and a Master of Interior Architecture from Konkuk University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Interior Architecture from Soongsil University, both in Seoul, Korea. Since 2018, he is working as an interior design consultant at Keumkang Enterprises Inc, in Seoul, Korea. In 2017, he was an interior design professional at HOK, Chicago office. He was a member of a student winning team for the Healthcare Environment Award, sponsored by Contract magazine and The Center for Healthcare Design (2016). He is a recipient of Masaaki Yamada Juror’s Award of Merit (2015) & Award of Excellence at American Society of Architectural Illustrators (2019), and the winner of AAHID (American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers) graduate research fellowship (2017).

Employment 

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, Assistant Professor

● Serve for ArtID251 (Human Factors in Design)
● Serve for ArtID263 (Interior Design Communication II)
● Serve for ArtID367 (Interior Design Studio IV)
● Serve for ArtID465 (Interior Design Studio V)
● Serve for ArtID660 (Research Methods)

Aug 2018 - current
 

Keumkang Enterprises, Seoul, KR, Interior Design Consultant

● Responsible for tender bidding projects as a lead design especially, workplace design for financial firms, technology firms, and cultural spaces
● Served as an interior designer participated in schematic designs,
design developments, preparing presentation documents and creating construction administration

Feb 2018 - current
 

HOK, Chicago, Interior Design Professional

● Responsible for tender bidding projects as a lead design especially, workplace design for financial firms, technology firms, and cultural spaces
● Served as an interior designer participated in schematic designs,
design developments, preparing presentation documents and creating construction administration

Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
 

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, Teaching Assistant

● Served for ArtID265 (Interior Design Studio I) – 1 semester
● Served for ArtID465 (Interior Design Studio V) – 2 semesters
● Served for ArtID263 (Graphic Communication II) – 1 semester
● Served for ArtID351 (Health, Safety, and Welfare) – 1 semester

Jan 2015 - Dec 2016
 

OPN Architects, Des Moines, IA, US, Student Intern

● Served as a student intern participated in schematic designs,
design developments, preparing presentation documents, and creating material boards

May 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Konkuk University, Seoul, KR, Project Assistant

● Developed, modified and/or reviewed production drawings according to established standards
● Corrected and updated design documents as needed
● Developed solutions to technical and design problems following established standards
● Prepared 2D and 3D presentations and design drawings
● Responsible for the interior material library, including meeting with vendors, updating the studio on new products and organizing and maintain the library overall

Aug 2009 - Jul 2010
 

Education 

Iowa State University College of Design, Ames, IA, US, Masters, Interior Design

M.F.A., GAP: 3.98 / 4.0

Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
 

Graduate School of Architecture at Konkuk University, Seoul, KR, Masters, Interior Architecture

Cumulative GPA : 4.45 / 4.50

Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
 

Soongsil University, Seoul, KR, Bachelors, Interior Architecture

Cumulative GPA: 3.89 / 4.50

Mar 2002 - Feb 2009
 

Awards 

Interior design book award, Award

● Garnered ‘Interior design book award’ at College of Design, Iowa state University

2016
 

Masaaki Yamada Juror’s Award, Honorable Mention

● Received ‘Masaaki Yamada Juror’s Award of Merit’ at American Society of Architectural Illustrators

2015
 

Healthcare Environment Award, 1st Place

● Selected as the winner in student category of Healthcare Environment Award, sponsored by Contract magazine and The Center for Healthcare Design, and it published in the October issue of Contract magazine

2015
 

Ga-in design Group Interior Design Competition, 2nd Place

2010
 

Bench, Chair Design Competition by Seoul, Honorable Mention

2008
 

Student Thesis Project Review by KIID, 1st Place

2008
 

National Exhibition of Korea Landscape Architecture, Honorable Mention

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills