Il Hwan Kim

Il Hwan Kim is a Cornell Architecture Design Teaching Fellow for 2023 and a founding member of the art and architecture practice Ø-Lingual Studio. He is dedicated to bridging the gap between construction and design through the use of alternative design and manufacturing processes. His main areas of focus include material-based design and fabrication. Prior to joining AAP, he worked as a research assistant at the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT. He also gained practical experience in architecture at Link Arkitektur in Oslo, Kjellander Sjöberg Arkitektkontor in Stockholm, and BIG in NYC. Kim holds a Master of Science in Architecture Studies degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Architectural design
  • Architectural technology
  • Material practice

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Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • MIT Master of Science in Architecture Studies Thesis Prize
  • MIT Graduate Fellowship Scholarship
  • Roberta Feldman Architecture for Social Justice Award
  • AIA Small Project Award
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