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Soonju kwon

aia, leed ap bd+c
architect

Kwon grew up in Seoul, South Korea.  She witnessed her hometown change from dirt road to a mixed commercial area, which later gave way to high-rise buildings. This transitional experience gave her an optimistic vision of the future, and inspired her to study how environmental change can influence an individual life. After moving to Salt Lake City to continue her study of architecture, she participated in various projects whose goal was to embrace a positive social context. Kwon’s method of production utilizes multiple media—graphic, site specific installation and various scale architectural projects.  A licensed architect, she also runs Soonju Kwon art studio.

Notable Projects with GSBS includes:
USU Huntsman Business School
• Gallivan Ave Retail Renovation
• Holy Trinity Community Center
• U of U Behavioral Science Building Seismic Upgrade
• BYU Nursing Learning Center Renovation

Installation Art:
Salt Lake City, Color cloud, light installation, 2015
• Salt Lake City Council, Anti-Gravity, Flying object, 2014
• Salt Lake Downtown Alliance, Name That Flower, Downtown Garden Stroll, 2015

Exhibitions / Awards / Lectures:
• Art in Architecture, Shepherd Gallery, Weber State University, 2015
• The Roger Bailey Traveling Fellowship, Timeless Architecture for Our Time,
  Lecture at CA+P University of Utah, 2009

• Design Prize winner of final graduate studio, The Whispering Tree, CA+P University of Utah, 2009
• Design Arts Utah Exhibition, Culture Factory, Utah Art Council, 2007
• Korea National Exhibition of Architecture, Void in Metropolis City, 1999

Publicity:
• UMOCA, Mayday map on Main, 2015

• The Salt Lake Tribune, A blooming future downtown, 2015
• KSL, Downtown Garden Stroll to add beauty and fun to Salt Lake streets, 2015

Community:
• Director of Design/Build Competition for Food Booth for Refugee entrepreneurs, 2015
• Board member, Women in architecture SLC, 2014-current
• Guest Critic, CA+P University of Utah, 2010-current
• Editor, Directory for Korean Association of Utah, 2011

Professional Accreditation:
AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB

Education:
• Master of Architecture, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Utah, 2010
• Bachelor of Engineering, Architecture, Soong-Sil University, Seoul, Korea, 2002


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