Architect / Urban Designer
Jieun Yang is a New York-based registered architect, urbanist, and curator. Framed by social, economic, political, and cultural influences, her multi-disciplinary work explores communication between everyday desires and their manifestation through physical and virtual environments.
She worked for several New York architecture firms including BKSK Architects, 1100 Architect, and SOM, working on a wide range of projects including private homes in New York, multi-family housing and corporate offices in New York and Connecticut. During her time in SOM's Transportation Lab, Jieun reconceptualized urban infrastructure and transportation networks through New York based and international projects including LaGuardia Airport Masterplan, Delta-JFK Terminal 4, Moynihan Station, and Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
Jieun draws inspiration and resource from her engagement in academic teaching and research. As the winner of the 2008 SOM Prize in Architecture, Design, and Urban Design, her research and travel documented various forms of suburbia and their intrinsic relationship to larger urban and global network under the title of "Ghost Town, the next slum". Her latest collaboration includes EVERYTHING (with Jonathan Gonzalez), a curatorial exploration in capturing and resituating flux of architectural ideas and dialogues.
Jieun holds B.A. in architecture from Yale University and M.Arch from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She is licensed in the state of New York, NCARB-certified for licensing in other states, and LEED certified.