office: principals: yugon kim

Yugon is a founding owner/partner of IKD. He also is the 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, 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 a masters degree of architecture from Harvard University and a bachelors degree in fine arts from Bard College.