Bio: Robert Cha (차웅산)
I am a registered architect in the United States. I studied architecture at Princeton University and hold a Master of Architecture degree with a fellowship award for full tuition and stipends. I also hold a Bachelor of Architecture with Best Thesis award from SCI-Arc. My teachers include Wes Jones, Jesse Reiser, Elizabeth Diller, David Adjaye, Sylvia Lavin, and Jeff Kipnis.
Professionally, I worked in practices of Stan Allen, Eric Owen Moss, Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung, and Hernan Diaz Alonso. Along with conceptual architecture, I worked on built projects from schematic design to construction administration.
I exhibited at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale curated by Aaron Betsky. My projects have been published in books and journals including Spots in Shots by Melanie van der Hoorn, NAi Boekverkopers, 2019; in Urban Transformation by Ilka Ruby & Andreas Ruby, Ruby Press, 2008; and on the cover of Rumor, 2010, the biannual newspaper of Princeton University's School of Architecture.
As a U.S. Navy veteran, I deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln as an aircraft mechanic and final checker for F/A-18s and S-3s. For distinction in OIF, I was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. In the military, I encountered extraordinary orchestrations of static and dynamic forms in space —intense sublime effects decelerating time and saturating the atmosphere.