Daekwon Park

Registered Architect (NY), LEED AP
Doctor of Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Assistant Professor, Syracuse University School of Architecture
Faculty Research Fellow, Syracuse Center of Excellence
Director, MATR LAB

daekwonpark@gmail.com/ dpark103@syr.edu
www.daekwonpark.com

Dr. Daekwon Park is a registered practicing architect and assistant professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture. He is a faculty research fellow and director of the Material Archi-Tectonic Research (MATR) laboratory at the Syracuse Center of Excellence. His research, practice, and pedagogy investigate the intersection between design, material technology, and environmental science with an emphasis on how it influences the way the built environment is designed, built, and occupied.

Before joining Syracuse Architecture, Park engaged in a wide range of teaching and research opportunities at Harvard, MIT Media Lab, Rhode Island School of Design and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He actively collaborated with Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering (Harvard), Material Processes and Systems Group (Harvard GSD), Responsive Environment and Artifacts Lab (Harvard GSD), High-Low Tech Group (MIT Media Lab), Changing Places Group (MIT Media Lab), and Media and Design Laboratory (EPFL). He also has served as project manager at the Material Processes and Systems Group at Harvard GSD and was the recipient of the Jack and Elizabeth Meyer University Scholarship from Harvard University and the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship from the University of Illinois.

Before establishing his practice MATR, Park gained extensive experience in large-scale sports and entertainment facility design and had practiced in various countries around the world including USA, Australia, China, and Korea. During his appointment as director in Korea for Populous (formerly HOK Sport), he managed all the projects in Korea including the Ansan Baseball Dome, Gimpo Sports Town Masterplan, and the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Main Stadium.

HONORS AND AWARDS 

Best Paper Award, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Beijing, China, 2018

Perfect Partner Award, With the AIA CNY for the collaboration on the Immersive Cloud installation, Downtown Committee of Syracuse, 2018

Shortlisted, Dar Al-Uloum Public Library International Competition, Abdulrahman Al Sudairy Cultural Centre, Sakaka, Saudi Arabia, 2018

First Prize, Reimagine Place Syracuse Public Installation Project Request for Proposal, American Institute of Architects Central New York, Syracuse University Office of Community Engagement & Economic Development, Syracuse Connective Corridor, Downtown Committee of Syracuse, 2016

Best Paper Award Runner-up, Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), 2015

Young CADDRIA Award, Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), 2015
Paper: Poisson’s Ratio Material Distribution

Special Mention, Jacques Rougerie Competition, Jacques Rougerie – Space and Sea Generation Foundation – Institut de France, 2014
Project: OCEAN HYACINTH, Floating tidal marsh islands

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship 2014-2015, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014-2015

Jack and Elizabeth Meyer University Scholarship, Harvard University, 2012-2015

Winner, Bullhorn Audience Award 2012, Cembrit, Helsinki, 2012
Project: Captive Motion

Short-Listed, GSD Pavilion Design-Build Competition, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2012
Project: Periscopes

Honorable Mention, Bullhorn-Cembrit Design Competition, Cembrit, Helsinki, 2012
Project: Captive Motion

Merit Award, International Competition for Osong BioValley Master Plan, Chungcheongbuk-do Government, Korea
Project: Dynamic Connections, 2011

Third Prize, Foundation CLU (Fondation Concept Lumière Urbaine) 2010-2011 Edition, Philips Lumec, 2011
Project: Sensible Light

Second Prize, 10UP Design Build Competition, Young Architects Forum of Atlanta, 2011
Project: Air Pavilion

International Architecture Awards (Populous and Heerim Architects), The Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design, 2010
Project: 2014 Incheon Asian Games Main Stadium

Second Prize, Professional Category, International Ideas Competition for the Bering Strait Project
Union of International Architects, Korean Institute of Architects, Foundation for Peace and Unification, 2009
Project: Bridge the Memory

Architecture Category Winner in Monsters of Design Award, Young Architects Forum, Kansas City, 2008
Project: Symbiotic Interlock

Notable Entry in RE: CONNECT, Urban planning for people and place Competition, Urban Re:Vision, 2008
Project: Symbiotic Interlock, 2008

Shortlisted in Di Stasio Competition, The new Australia Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, Di Stasio, 2008
Project: Venice Biennale, New Australian Pavilion

Special Mention at 08 Skyscraper Competition, eVolo Architecture, 2008
Project: Symbiotic Interlock

James M. White Memorial Prize in Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006

Frank B. and Jennie M. Long Traveling Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005

Chicago Award Nominee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005

Gargoyle Architecture Honor Society, University of Illinois Chapter, 2005

Finalist at the Cheonggyecheon Area Urban Design Competition, Seoul Metropolitan Government, 2003
Project: As it was, As it is, As it will be

PUBLICATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

Bae, Jiyoon, and Daekwon Park. 2019. “Weeping Brick.” In Computer-Aided Architectural Design. “Hello, Culture,” edited by Ji-Hyun Lee, 399–409. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer Singapore.

Lu, Heng, Daekwon Park, Chen Liu, Guohua Ji, and Ziyu Tong. 2019. “Pneumatic Origami Joints.” In Computer-Aided Architectural Design. “Hello, Culture,” edited by Ji-Hyun Lee, 327–40. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer Singapore.

K. Hinz, J. Alvarenga, J. Aizenberg, M. Bechthold, P. Kim, D. Park. 2018. “Pneumatically Adaptive Light Modulation System (PALMS) for Buildings.” Materials & Design, Volume 152.
Park, Daekwon, Philseok Kim, Jack Alvarenga, Keojin Jin, Joanna Aizenberg, and Martin Bechthold. 2014. “Dynamic Daylight Control System Implementing Thin Cast Arrays of Polydimethylsiloxane-Based Millimeter-Scale Transparent Louvers.” Building and Environment 82

Park, Daekwon, and Martin Bechthold. 2013. “Designing Biologically-Inspired Smart Building Systems: Processes and Guidelines.” International Journal of Architectural Computing 11, no. 4 (2013): 437-463

INVITED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Invited Article: Park, Daekwon. 2018. “Architectural Design based on Computation.” Korean Institute of Building Information Modeling (KIBIM) Magazine, Volume 8 issue 3.
Invited Position Article: Park, Daekwon. 2017. “Architecture from the bottom-up.” Journal of Technology | Architecture +Design, Volume 1 Issue 2
EDITED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Jensen Zhang, Bess Krietemeyer, Cliff Davidson, Ed Bogucz & Daekwon Park (2019) Building physics today and future challenges: learning from IBPC2018, Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 25:9, 1111-1112, DOI: 10.1080/23744731.2019.1678916

Park, D., & Krietemeyer, B. 2020. Special issue of the 2018 edition of the International Building Physics Conferences, Journal of Building Physics, Vol 43, Issue 4
Chang, Teng-Wen, Tane J. Moleta, and Daekwon Park. 2016. “COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN in the Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture.” Automation in Construction, 72, Part 1

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS

Aliza M. Willsey, Alexander R. Hartwell, Thomas S. Welles, Daekwon Park, Paul D. Ronney, and Jeongmin Ahn, 2020. “Investigation of Mycelium Growth Network as a Thermal Transpiration Membrane for Thermal Transpiration Based Pumping and Power Generation.” Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) ICONE28-POWER2020 Conference, Anaheim, CA, USA

Chi, Shouwen, Heng Lu, Daekwon Park, 2020. “A Reconfigurable Joint Based on Extruded Polyhedron.” Proceedings of the 25th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Bangkok, Thailand

Feng, Shiyu, Heng Lu, Daekwon Park, 2020. “3D Printed Monolithic Joints: A Mechanically Bistable Joint.” Proceedings of the 25th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Bangkok, Thailand

Yenice, Yagmur and Park, Daekwon, 2019. “V-INCA: designing a smart geometric configuration for dry masonry wall.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe(eCAADe) and Sociedad Iberoamericana de Gráfica Digital (SIGraDi), Porto, Portugal.

Han, Jungmin and Park, Daekwon, 2019. Seasonal optimization of a dynamic thermo-optical ETFE façade system, Proceedings of Building Simulation 2019: 16th Conference of IBPSA, Rome, Italy.

Bae, Jiyoon, and Daekwon Park. 2019. “Weeping Brick.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures (CAAD Futures) 2019, Daejeon, South Korea.

Lu, Heng, Daekwon Park, Chen Liu, Guohua Ji, and Ziyu Tong. 2019. “Pneumatic Origami Joints.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures (CAAD Futures) 2019, Daejeon, South Korea.

Chun, J., Park, D., Lee, J. 2019. TOPO-Joint: Reliability-based topology optimization for 3D-printed building joints. International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering 2019, Seoul, South Korea.

Park, Daekwon. 2018. “Tunable Cellular Materials for Adaptive Thermal Control.” Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Beijing, China [Received Best Paper Award].

Chun, Junho, Lee, Juhun, and Park, Daekwon. 2018. “Topo-Joint: Topology Optimization of 3d Printed Hybrid Materials for Building Joint Applications.” Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Beijing, China.

Park, Daekwon, Ale Romo, and Juhun Lee. 2015. “Poisson’s Ratio Material Distribution.” Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Daegu, South Korea [Received Best Paper Award Runner-up].