architecture + urbanism





SsD is an architecture firm that approaches design as a convergent, interdisciplinary venture that aspires to bridge the utopian and the pragmatic. Instead of separating aspects of architecture, urbanism, landscape, history, social systems, and codes into their constituent disciplines, these essential design ingredients are simultaneously explored so that minimum form gains maximum effect. In this way sustainability emerges as an integrated rather than additive result. Along with being published in major media such as Metropolis Magazine, Dwell Magazine, Architectural Record, The New Yorker, and PBS,  SsD has received many prestigious design awards including the AIA Young Architects Award, the Emerging Voices Award and the Young Architects Forum Award by the Architectural League of NY, an Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction Award, the Metropolis Next Generation Prize, and twelve AIA awards. They have lectured and exhibited at many universities and conferences including the Harvard GSD, Columbia University, and Seoul National University, as well as at international design conferences.  SsD is a certified Minority and Woman owned business.


portrait_j_park Jinhee Park AIA, principal
Jinhee Park received a Master in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a B.F.A. in Industrial Design from Seoul National University. Her work at SsD has been celebrated through numerous awards including a 2012 Architecture Vanguard from Architectural Record, the 2009 AIA Young Architects Award, and the 2007 Young Architects Forum Award from the Architectural League of New York. Since 2009 she has served as Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard GSD. Previous appointments include the Morgenstern Chair Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Sasaki Distinguished Visiting Critic at the Boston Architectural College.


portrait_j_hong John Hong  AIA, LEED AP, principal
John Hong AIA, LEED AP received a Master in Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a B.S. in Architecture with Honors from the University of Virginia. His work with SsD has been recognized with many awards including the 2012 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York, the 2006 AIA Young Architects award, and the 2004 Metropolis Next Generation Prize. Since 2007 he has served as Associate Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and in 2012-13 was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York.






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