College of Architecture and Planning Guest Lecture Series 2017-2018
Timber! Innovation in Wood
Yugon is a founding owner/partner of IKD. He also is an associate and director of the TSKP Architects Boston. Prior to establishing IKD, he was with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop since 2006, spending two years at their home office in Genova, Italy before overseeing the construction phase of the recently completed extension of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.
He has also worked at Carlos Zapata Studio in New York City, on a number of projects including Soldier Field Stadium in Chicago, the Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the Cooper Square Hotel in New York, and a number of private residences. In addition to his professional practice, Yugon serves as the Chair for the Boston Society of Architects Museum and Exhibition Design Committee, Co-Chair of the Harvard Asian Alumni Alliance-Boston, is a faculty member at Rhode Island School of Design (RIS-D), and has taught design studios at Wentworth Institute of Technology and Northeastern University.
Before studying architecture, he was a sculptor and also worked as a custom furniture fabricator, through which he discovered his love of materials and craftsmanship. He holds an M.Arch from Harvard University and a BFA from Bard College.
Yugon Kim was also a recipient of the J. Irwin & Xenia S. Miller Prize for his installation Conversation Plinth during the Inaugural 2017 Exhibit Columbus.
A short reception will follow the lecture in the CAP gallery.
Approved for 1 CEU by AIA and LA CES