Selected works

(Academic works)

Sohyun, a registered architect and product designer, is passionately committed to advancing communication in building systems and minimizing waste within the realm of architecture. With a strong computational interest, she leverages cutting-edge technology to devise interaction systems that incorporate computational solutions to optimize efficiency. Her interest involves harnessing the power of computational design tools and algorithms to create technologically integrated solutions in the real world of architecture and design.


MS in Computational Design, Carnegie Mellon University (2023-Current)
School of Architecture, College of Fine Arts, United States

B. Arch, Yonsei University (2008-2014)
Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, South Korea

Exchange Student , National University of Singapore (Fall 2011)
Department of Architecture, Singapore

Professional Experience

Associate Architect, AWA Architects (2021-Current)
Role: Project coordinator, façade design of commercials, building materials research & analysis, schematic design (SD), design development (DD), construction documentation (CD)

Registered Architect, Korea Institute of Registered Architect (KIRA) (2019)

Project Manager | Façade Designer, VS-A Korea (2018 - 2021)
Role: Product R&D; mold design, performance test, glass structure calculation, patent, communication, website design, production management, façade design and consulting
Selected Projects:
  • UBLO, a personalized ventilation window, product design for mass production
  • Researcher, 2019-2020, R&D program, “Smart Ublo; Ventilation Sensor Phase 1”, as the Didimdol Startup Growth Project, granted by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups, South Korea
  • Researcher, 2019-2020, joint research with Yonsei University on “Zero energy building package engineering advanced track”, Yonsei University ZEB Program
  • Inspire Integrated Resort, Incheon, South Korea (Façade Design)
  • French Embassy, Seoul, South Korea (Tender Documentation of Façade)

Junior Architect, Designcamp Moonpark dmp (2015 - 2018)
Role: Complex geometry 3D drafter, shape optimization & rationalization, concept design, SD, DD, CD

Selected Projects:
  • Rehabilitating Danginri Power Plant, Seoul (Competition)
  • Sejong Art Center, Sejong, South Korea (SD, DD1, DD2, CD)
  • Seoul National Theatre, South Korea (Competition)
  • Ewha Kindergarten, South Korea (SD, DD, CD)

Junior Architect, The System Lab (2014)
Building Engineer Qualification, Human Resources Development Service of Korea
Role: Organic form finding mainly with T-splines of Rhino plug-in, 3D printing with post-processing
Selected Projects:

Intern, Il Hoon Roh Studio (2014)
Role: 4-month internship, participated in the production of benches and armchairs, made of woven carbon-reinforced plastic (CRP)

Awards and Scholarships

Grand Prize, “Urban Jungle Gym”, Posco Steel Design Festa, POSCO (2013)
Urban Jungle Gym, in collaboration with two members, a steel design competition
Role: Leader, speaker team arrangement, design development, coordination

First Place, “A Way to Han River “, B.Arch Graduation Thesis, Yonsei University (2013)
A Way to Han River, Solo work

Honorable Mention, “Overhead Tensegrity”, Korean Structural Engineers Competition (2012)
Overhead Tensegrity, in collaboration with two members, a competition of structure design
Role: Design development, production

Full Scholarship, National Engineering Scholarship, Korea Student Aid Foundation (KOSAF) (2008-2013)
A full scholarship recognizing excellence in mathematics and science

Full Scholarship, Yonsei Eagle Scholarship, Yonsei University (2008)
A full admission scholarship recognizing high distinction

Lectures and Conference Presentations

Guest Instructor, “Kinetic Architecture”, Soongsil University, Korea (Nov. 2021)
Introduced architecture case studies regarding Kinetic Media and Mobile Façade and conducting the Processing program demonstration

Guest Instructor, “Introduction to Architecture Design Practice”, Soongsil University, Korea (April 2021)
Introduced academic and professional works related to architectural and connected industries

Webinar Speaker, “Personalized Ventilation Windows R&D”, Zak World of Façades, Virtual Conference (Aug 2020)
On behalf of VS-A Korea, Delievering a presentation of VS-A Group research project, the customized design window Ublo and Ufo, named after Uf=0, meaning u-value for frame is Zero.

Conference Exhibitor, “Ublo and UF0, two innovative façade components” , Glass Performance Days(GPD), Tampere, Finland (June 2019)
Participated as a Ublo engineer at an expo booth. Introduced the system to visitors, built networks for future partnerships in related industries, and sought opportunities with distributors abroad.

Assistant Instructor, “Architectural Education for Children with their Parents”, Department of Culture and Arts, Suwon City Hall, Korea (Mar-June 2019)
Role: Provided guidance to students on various activities, such as making a paper craft building with a template and a three-dimensional card.


Sohyun Jin. “The Works of Rookies.” A&C Architecture Magazine vol.391, Dec. 2013, pp.191.
One of six selected graduation theses of 2014

Sohyun Jin. “2013 Posco Steel Design Festa.” C3 KOREA vol.349 supplement, Sep. 2013, pp.16-17.
A winning design proposal of the Posco steel design competition

Courses and Workshops

Online course, AI-Generated Media (2021)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Training program, Sustainable Architectural Design Experts (2018)
Korea Association of Architects

Workshop: Digital Form Finding, “Virtual Actuality” (2012)
Yonsei University

Other activities

Member, Armature Women Basketball Club, Seoul (2017-2021)

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Building Information Group, Yonsei University (2012-2013)
Testing assistant for a smart exit sign system based on a wireless sensor network and IoT technology

Exhibition, “Urban Jungle Gym”, as a competition winner, Posco Center Building and Posco A&C Building, Seoul (2013)
A three-month exhibition, in collaboration with two members; Byungchul Shin and Hyun-a Lee

Exhibition, “Folding chair”, Mirae Asset Center1, Seoul (2013)
A two-week exhibition, in collaboration with Joonhaeng Lee


Prototyping: 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling, plastic injection molding, CRP weaving
Programming: Grasshopper, Java Script, HTML, CSS, Processing, p5.js
Software: Rhino 3D (Expert), Therm, Sketch Up, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Enscape, Auto Cad
Languages: English (Fluent), Korean (Native)