John Kim

Principal
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John Kim brings nearly 20 years of experience in design, project management, and construction administration. Mr. Kim creates complete and interesting environments—designs that subtly combine elements of grandeur and delight with a sense of pragmatism.

Formally trained in architecture and industrial design, Mr. Kim’s diverse interests, innate curiosity and problem solving skills propel the firm’s creative explorations beyond traditional professional borders. His work has explored a range of design disciplines from architecture, landscape, interiors, branding, planning, and product design for clients such as Caruso Affiliated, Thomas Properties, and Combined Properties—as well as cultural institutions, schools and universities, retail and restaurant establishments, and private individuals. Mr. Kim’s work has been honored with numerous professional design awards and publications.

Mr. Kim holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Design, with an emphasis in Industrial and Environmental Design from University of California, Los Angeles. He has served on architectural juries at Harvard, Boston Architectural Center, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, and University of Southern California.