Brief profile


  • B.A. in Architecture, Korea University
  • M.A. at Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University
  • M.A. at Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Columbia University
  • Ph.D. in Architecture, Korea University.

Work Experience

  • May 2022 – to the present, President of Urban Design Institute
  • March 2006 – December 2022, Professor of Architecture, Korea University
  • January 2018 – April 2021 President of Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation
  • December 2022 – to the present. President of Gyeonggi Housing & Urban Development Corporation.


  • Publication of more than 30 SCI papers and 70 KCI papers
  • Publication of 15 books at home and abroad, including “Urban Planning and Design in South Korea (Tsinghua University Press)”
  • A variety of lectures given at the Polytechnic University of Milan, Tsinghua University, Columbia University, Taipei City, World Bank (WB), UN Habitat, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Urban Forum (WUF), etc.