Who I Am and What I Do
Go-Woon Seo | founder
Go-Woon Seo founded studio seo in New York 2017 with the pursuit of creating beautiful spaces that people interact with. Whether she is designing a new building lobby or developing academic school, her goal is to create aesthetically pleasing and livable spaces. Behind every beautiful building is a great design.
Go-Woon is a registered architect in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Maryland, Iowa, Tennessee, Texas and Georgia and currently running projects in these States.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE_ LA, CA
Sep 2000-Dec 2002
Master of Architecture
DONG-GUK UNIVERSITY_ Seoul, Korea
Mar 1994-Feb 1998
Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture
MORPHOSIS ARCHITECTS_ LA, CA/ NY, NY
Jul 2003-Mar 2012, Oct 2013-Mar 2016
ARCHITECTURE WEST_ LA, CA
SPACE GROUP OF KOREA_ Seoul, Korea
Dec 1997-Jun 1999
Go-Woon Seo joined Morphosis in 2003 and has been involved in all stages of the design process from conceptual design and development through contract documents and project implementation for more than 11 years. She has served as a project designer on a variety of projects including a 470,000 square foot public high school in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and the European Central Bank Urban Planning and Design Competition, a 1.2 million square foot mixed-use office building and civic destination on the River Main in Frankfurt.
As a member of the design team for Morphosis’ winning NYC2012 Olympic Village in Queens, NY (6.1 million square foot), she focused on site analysis and park planning which led to a series of carefully considered public gathering spaces. She also served as a project designer for the firm's 6000 square foot mixed-media installation, Continuities of the Incomplete, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and she has extended her role into the construction administration phase working full time on site playing a key role as designer developing the overall exterior design for the 184,000 square foot new academic laboratory building for the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NYC.
Seo also served as a Project Designer for several projects as followings. Her role was ranged from BIM management with consultants to the overall exterior design, working closely with the clients, artist and user groups to gain an understanding of their unique and collective needs.
Casablanca Finance City Tower / 226,000 square foot, 398 ft high office tower / Casablanca, Morocco
Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech / 150,000 square foot, Academic Building / Roosevelt Island, NY
Bill & Melinda Gates Hall at Cornell University / 106,000 square foot, Academic Building / Ithaca, NY
U.S. Land Port of Entry at Alexandria Bay / 190,000 square foot, Facility Modernization & Expansion / Alexandria Bay, NY
Prior to joining Morphosis in 2003, Ms. Seo worked as a designer on a broad range of projects for Space Group in Seoul, Korea. Her projects included KBS Broadcasting Station, Il-san Hospital, National Tax Administration Office Competition and Sung-Nam Chamber of Commerce & Industry. She received a Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture from Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea in 1998 with two awards: Hyundai Community Housing competition and International Space Prize for Architecture. She received a Master of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2003.
The National Dean’s List / Honoring America’s Outstanding College Students / 2000-2001
The 15th International Space Prize for Students of Architecture Award / Selection / 1997
The 4th Hyun-dai Social Community Housing Competition Award / Second Winning Prize / 1997
College of Engineering Dean Scholarship / 1996
Architecture Department Scholarship / 1994
Registered Architect in New York State / June 2017-Present
New York Cares / Member / Aug 2013-Present
America Institute of Architects/ Student Member / Sep 2000-Jan 2003
Korean Institute of Architects / Member / Dec 1997-Dec 1999
Student Council in the College of Engineering / Vice-President / Mar 1996-Feb 1997
Student Council in the Department of Architecture / Student Director / Mar 1995-Feb 1996
Student Group for Community Service / President / Jul 1994-Aug 1997
Folk Play Association TAL / Member / Mar 1994-Dec 1997
Architecture Design Group WUL / Member / Mar 1994-Dec 1997