(M.Arch.), Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University
Professional B.Arch., Building Science, Illinois Institute of Technology
(M.S.) Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University in New York, GSAPP
(B.Arch), Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago (Cum laude)
Wonwoo brings his architectural expertise to a wide array of projects, spanning cultural, institutional, and residential design. Renowned for his meticulous design approach, Wonwoo has left a remarkable imprint on the field.
His professional career began in 2008 when he joined John Ronan Architects in Chicago, where his contributions were instrumental in the Poetry Foundation project’s success. This project was honored with the 2012 AIA Institute National Honor Award for Architecture.
In 2012, Wonwoo took his talents to Studio Joseph in New York, as a senior designer. During his tenure, he worked on numerous cultural and institutional projects, leaving an indelible mark on projects such as the Snug Harbor Music Hall, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and MIT New Museum Exhibition.
Transitioning to CBT Architects in 2016, Wonwoo embraced the role of a project architect specializing in mixed-use and office towers. His time at CBT was marked by his dedication to creating spaces that seamlessly blend functionality and aesthetics.
A new chapter in his career commenced with his recent appointment as a Design Partner at Invoke Studio. In this capacity, he has led a design team working on a folk art museum project in Maine. The project aims to showcase Rufus Porter’s 19th-century wall murals, an endeavor that encapsulates his passion for preserving and presenting history.