Selected Works in Professional experience

Lexington Center Reinvention & Expansion, Lexington Kentucky. 2014 AIA LA next LA Award Honor Award, NBBJ
KINTEX II, Ilsan Korea. 2012 MIPIM Asia Gold Award, best retail leisure development, 2012 Kyonggi Architecture Award silver award, NBBJ

Alznner Korea Head Office/ Research Center, Korea Institute of Architects Design Award 2006, Korea Wood Design Awards 2005, Soltos Architects
Lei Pension 2nd Phase, Korea Wood Design Awards 2005, Soltos Architects

Camerata; Music Cafe & Residence, Heyri Art Valley, Paju, AIA Region Design Awards 2006/ Korea Institute of Architects Awards 2004, Byoungsoo Cho Architects
Uri Village; Facilities for Mentally Challenged, Ganghwa, Korea,  ar+d Highly Commended Award,  Architecture Review, 2001, Byoungsoo Cho Architects

Ophthalmology + Otolaryngology Ward Renovation, Seoul, Korea, City of Seoul Award Program Design Award 1996, Samyen Architects

Professional Experience

2009-2015 NBBJ

2002-2007 Soltos Architects

1997-2002 Byoungsoo Cho Architects (currently BCHO Architects)

1996-1997 Samyen Architects

Dong Woo Kim, AIA, KIA

Founder, Principal

Licensed Architect in California

Registered Architect in MA, NCARB certified

ⓒDong Woo Kim 사진 김동우


2009 Master of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture

2003 Program Completion Certificate, Wood Building Design Training Program, Kook Min University Wood Building Design Center

1996 Bach. of Engineering in Architecture, Myongji University

Concept Model,  Multi-Layered Topology: Ambiguous Layers for Urban Contextual Complexity

5 layers of aluminum mesh


Cross-Section: Attempts and Anchoring, Homing, Onground Gallery, Sept.1~Oct.31 2016

Inside out: 7 architectural thoughts, Sang, cast space between sang and architecture, LA Korean Cultural Center, Jun.8~28,2012 
Beyond Division, Sam Francis Gallery, Nov. 2009 
Selected Thesis Exhibition,  SCI-Arc Gallery, Oct. 2009

Media Publication

ARCHITECT magazine, Sang: cast space between sang and architecture, 2012

WIDE magazine, Sang: cast space between sang and architecture, 2012

ArchDaily, Archinect, Bustler, Vm Space,  Inside Out: 7 Architectural Thoughts, 2012

ONRAMP, Nature in Interstitiality: Qatar Music Academy, Nov. 2009
SCI-Arc Official Website, Multi-Layered Topology: Ambiguous Layers for Urban Contextual Complexity, 2009
Internet Architecture Magazine Abitare, Multi-Layered Topology: Ambiguous Layers for Urban Contextual Complexity, Nov. 2009
A+U, Density Variation for the Performance, Kunsthaus Extension Project in Zurich, Aug. 2008


Selected Thesis: Distinguished Graduate Thesis Projects, Sci-Arc, 2009

Gold Award Graduate Exhibition, Myongji Univ. 1995

Accepted Award Winner, International SPACE Prize for students of Architecture, Space Group of Korea,  1995

Lecture & Design Critic

University of Southern California, Graduate School of Architecture, Design Critic, Sept. 2015

Southern California Institute of Architecture, Invited Lecture for M.arch 2 thesis studio, Oct. 2009

Professional Affiliations

Korean Institute of Architects
American Institute of Architects
Korea Wood Building Association


Licensed Architect in Californa

Registered Architect In Massachusetts

NCARB certificate

Korea First Class Architectural Engineer  

Korea Associate Architect

Korea Architectural Engineers registered