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Jun Seong Ahn

Jun Seong Ahn

Senior Urban Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Jun Seong Ahn is a senior urban designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) New York office. He strongly desires in designing a sustainable city, architecture, and space for people with strong dignity. Jun’s mission as a planner, designer, and game-changer is to confront climate change, conflict, inequality, discrimination, and deficiency by creating an innovative strategy and finding opportunities through mutual intervention to revitalize humanity. More than architecture and urban design, Jun seeks to discover a new way of communicating society and culture through innovative technology and integrated design techniques.

As part of SOM City Design Practice since 2017, he has been participating in a variety of SOM's architectural and urban design projects in major cities globally. He has worked on a variety of domestic and international master planning projects such as resiliency redevelopment project in Hoboken, New Jersey, mixed-use developments in Boston and suburbs, waterfront master plan proposal in Bahrain, campus master plan for Princeton University, national-level legacy master plan project in Korea, city-wide transportation impact study, and multi-scale urban design and city planning projects in the Middle East and Asia. He also worked on completing architectural projects for a private healthcare institute and public building services for the United States General Services Administration. His interest in sustainability led to his champion of analyzing several SOM master plan projects by identifying opportunities and enhancement through the lens of LEED ND. Jun holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from Rhode Island School of Design. He also holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design degree from Columbia University GSAPP.


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