PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BCHO ARCHITECTS, Seoul, Korea, 2010 to present
  • Architect

  • UNSPACE, New York, 2009
  • Architect

  • CROSSWAY COMMUNITY, Washington D.C, 2009
  • Consultant Architect

  • OBRA ARCHITECTS, New York, 9/2008 to 3/2009
  • Architect: Involved in many projects from small cafe to church community center designing furniture, making physical models, drawing construction documentations and preparing 2D presentations.
  • Selected Projects
    _ Ordos 100/ Villa in inner Mongolia - built a cast plaster model for the exhibition at The Architectural League presenting projects by the 13 New York-based architects participating in the Ordos 100.
    _ Crossing: Dialogues for Emergency Architecture at the National Art Museum of China - assisted developing modular housing system and designed a brochure for the project description.
    _ La Colombe Cafe/ Soho - Project Manager for the earlier phase of the project organizing specs and schedule for the construction, Designed a wall washed lighting fixture.
    _ DAMDI Publication - designed 240 pages of project monograph of OBRA ARCHITECTS.
    _ Mill River Park/ Connecticut - assisted schematic design for the competition.

  • OBRA ARCHITECTS, New York, Summer 2007
  • Intern: Oversaw and executed the model construction and schematic design for principal projects.

  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Providence RI, 9/2006-5/2008
  • Interior Architecture Studio Assistant: Assisted developing ideas and making models for first year graduates and sophomores.

  • PINE STREET INN, Boston, 11/2005-12/2005
  • Designer: Created a bookcase for the homeless organization as a part of the studio project.

  • LG ELECTRONICS, Seoul, Korea, 3/2005-4/2005
  • Assistant Designer: Designed Graphical User Interface(GUI) for a home network system of a high end apartment complex in China.

  • E.LAND GROUP, Seoul, Korea, 12/2002-5/2004
  • Manager Visual Merchandiser(VMD): Designed interior space and furniture and planned window displays by seasons for Women’s casual brand ‘THE DAY’.
  • Attended intensive one month training in China.

  • HANSSEM INTERIOR, Seoul, Korea, Summer 2002
  • Intern: Proposed a case study of a kitchen for a nuclear family.

  • EDUCATION

    RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN(RISD), Providence RI, USA 2008
  • Master of Interior Architecture

  • RISD, WINTER STUDY ABROAD 2006
  • ‘LE CORBUSIER AND PARIS’: Six week program in Switzerland and Paris.

  • KOOKMIN UNIVERSITY, Seoul, Korea 2003
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial Design

  • OTHER EXPERIENCES

    UNESCO ART FESTIVAL, Seoul, Korea 2000
  • International assistant: Volunteer.

  • DESIGN PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, KOOKMIN UNIV, Seoul, Korea 2000
  • Director Designer: Set and costume design.

  • SUNDOO GROUP ART INSTITIUTE, Uijungbu, Korea 1999
  • Instructor: Teached drawing class for high school students to apply college.

  • BISANG ART INSTITIUTE, Seoul, Korea 1999
  • Art Instructor.

  • AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

    AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE, Honorable Mention 2008
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Graduate Studies

  • AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE, Winner 2007
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Graduate Studies

  • HONOR STUDENT 2006
  • Rhode Island School of Design

  • ASSISTANTSHIP AWARD 2006-2008
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Interior Architecture

  • FELLOWSHIP AWARD 2005-2008
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Interior Architecture

  • PUBLISHED, ‘TREND NEWS’ 2004
  • A Korean Fashion Magazine.

  • ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT FESTIVAL 2003
  • Award for the best new employee in E.LAND Group