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Project
2025
DCTWRP Main Warehouse Facility
  • 8
  • 2024
    Chapman University Rinker Health Sciences Campus Pedestrian Bridge
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2024
    Lucia Park
  • 7
  • 2023
    City of Anaheim PUD Sustainability Education Center and Crew Quarters Building
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 2023
    Crossroads School, Performing Arts Classroom and Theater Building
  • 4
  • 2023
    Spaulding Housing
  • 7
  • 2022
    Chapman University Rinker Campus Master Plan
  • 4
  • 2022
    Anna W Ngai Alumni Center
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2022
    Hudson Housing
  • 7
  • 2022
    Pio Pico Pocket Park and Parking Structure
  • 5
  • 6
  • 2022
    UCSB Associated Students Bike Shop
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 8
  • 2022
    Wells Cheang Residence
  • 7
  • 2021
    Redcliff Residence
  • 7
  • 2020
    Cisco Home Commerce
  • 8
  • 2020
    Cisco Home High Point
  • 8
  • 2020
    Japanese American National Museum Rooftop Event Space
  • 6
  • 2020
    UCSD Main Gym and Natatorium
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 2019
    LACDA Demonstration Homes
  • 7
  • 2018
    Caltech Watson Lab Feasibility Study
  • 4
  • 2018
    City of Fremont Warm Springs Innovation District Concept Study
  • 6
  • 8
  • 2018
    Netflix Animation Hub
  • 8
  • 2018
    UC Berkeley Olympic Rowing Facility Feasibility Study
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 2017
    CSULA Makerspace Feasibility Study
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2017
    Grand Avenue Housing
  • 7
  • 2016
    Glendale Artist's Residence
  • 7
  • 2016
    Lalique
  • 7
  • 2015
    Crossroads Shopping Center
  • 8
  • 2014
    AEG Parking Structure
  • 8
  • 2014
    Claremont McKenna College Aquatics Center Feasibility Study
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2014
    Rouleau Residence
  • 7
  • 2013
    Bordeaux Sister Cities Pavilion
  • 6
  • 2013
    Cobb Residence
  • 7
  • 2012
    Tom Bradley Mini Mobile Museum
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2012
    UCLA Ackerman Student Union
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 2011
    Brown Jordan Showroom at Pacific Design Center
  • 8
  • 2011
    Y-F House
  • 7
  • 2010
    LACCD Harbor College Job Placement and Data Center
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2010
    Stanfordville Residence
  • 7
  • 2008
    Mira International Trade Center
  • 8
  • 2008
    Monterey Park Hotel
  • 393
  • 2008
    Vista Hermosa Park Buildings
  • 6
  • 2008
    Zoo Magnet Schools
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2007
    Berglass-Bluthenthal Residence Renovation
  • 7
  • 2005
    New Antioch Church of God in Christ Sunday School Addition
  • 394
  • 2000
    K-Residence 87-Lex
  • 7
  • 1999
    Bundang Townhouses
  • 7
  • 1998
    Ayres Residence Renovation
  • 7
  • 1998
    Pinedo Residence, Fallbrook
  • 7
  • 1997
    Noodle Stories
  • 8
  • 2002
    Shinsadong Building
  • 8
  • 1996
    Parashu
  • 8
  • 1993
    Sun Gallery
  • 7
  • JFAK celebrates AAPI Month with a Spotlight on Jong Soung Kimm

    May 7, 2021

    To commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, JFAK would like to share a bit about Alice Kimm’s father, Jong Soung Kimm – an architect, gifted photographer, and very cool dad.

    Jong Soung migrated from Korea to Chicago in the late 1950’s and studied architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), receiving his Master of Science in Architecture degree in 1964 at the height of European-American modernism.

    After school, he taught for many years at IIT and also worked in the studio of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on projects including the sprawling Toronto-Dominion Center in Canada and the curtain-walled Brown Pavilion at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. He also designed and oversaw the installation of a large Mies retrospective exhibition at the Akademie der Kunste in Hansaviertel in Berlin, to celebrate the newly constructed Neue Nationalgalerie, a modern art museum in Berlin designed by Mies that opened in 1968.

    After spending almost two decades living in Chicago and working with Mies, Jong Soung moved back to Seoul in 1978 where he opened his own design studio, Seoul Architects and Consultants International (SAC). With his team at SAC, he designed projects including the Olympic Weightlifting Gymnasium (built for the 1988 Summer Olympics) and the Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art in Gyeongju. Seven years ago, his work was recognized with an Order of Merit from the Korean government as well as a Korean Institute of Architects Gold Medal.

    Despite (or maybe because of) his modernist training and focus, Jong Soung is fascinated by Romanesque architecture of the Middle Ages. Since retiring in 2002, he has visited and photographed Romanesque churches and monasteries across Europe. Now, the results of his travels are being turned into a 5-book series of photo essays.

    Romanesque Architecture Photo Essay – Spain and Portugal, the second volume, has just been released by Wasmuth Publishers of Berlin. The series explores how Romanesque structures influence contemporary ideas of architectural space and volume, their clarity and forms transcending architecture’s various genres, historical moments, and passing styles.

    Alice would like to express her pride in all that her dad has accomplished as well as taught her and countless others about working as an architect and living a creative and impactful life. Here’s a video of his second book launch, sponsored by IIT and the Mies van der Rohe Society. His books are available for purchase here. Please join Alice and JFAK in celebrating Jong Soung Kimm’s career and new accomplishments as we acknowledge and honor AAPI Month.

     

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