Biography

I am an American architect born in Seoul, Korea. Holding a professional architecture license, I work in an expanded field —between practice and discipline— to author fiction architecture based on history and theory.

I was trained at Princeton University and earned a Master of Architecture degree while receiving a fellowship award for full tuition assistance and monthly stipends. In addition, I hold a Bachelor of Architecture degree with Best Thesis award from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). I started collegiate studies at Orange Coast College.

In 2008, I exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale: Out There. Architecture Beyond Building. My projects have been published in the following: 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 Princeton University's biannual newspaper Rumor 01.02, 2010.

I had the privilege of working for these architects: Wes Jones; Stan Allen; Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto; Eric Owen Moss; Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung; Nick Seierup and James Stafford; Hernan Diaz Alonso. In addition to conceptual projects, I worked on building designs from schematic to construction administration.

As a U.S. Navy veteran, I served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and worked as an aircraft mechanic, troubleshooter, and final checker for F/A-18s (VFA-125) and S-3s (VS-35). I served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom on the carrier flight deck during combat operations.