As a Master of Architecture candidate in University of California, Berkeley, he received his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Kyung Hee University in 2008. After graduation, he has practiced professional architecture experience at Morphosis Architects, REX Architecture P.C, HWKN Architects and H_Architecture in USA, and SAMOO Architects and KOMA in Korea.
Prior to attending UC Berkeley, he has won many international architecture and urban design competitions and his projects have been introduced through diverse press and publications. Also, he is a founding partner and project director of I:MAAD, Institute of Multidisciplinary for Art, Architecture and Design, where he has led series of exhibitions and workshops.
His academic and professional objective in architecture is a synthetic system in diverse scales through digital design technology and interdisciplinary research. As a recipient of T.Y.Lin Prize in 2013 and Sandy Hirshen prize in 2014 at College of Environment Design, Berkeley, the projects “The Breathing Surface” and “Dense Ecologies” demonstrate his interest in synthetic system.
As an extension of his interest, the topic of the Branner Traveling Fellowship is “Self-Formation”which is bringing the fundamental external forces into design process and exploring new design methodologies through incorporating digital design technologies. This body of research aims to translate natural and artificial forces into material and geometric research. Through the Branner Traveling Fellowship, the research on “Self-formation” enables to help further development of his interest.