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iljoong kim, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Mr. Kim is a founder of the firm and a Lead Architect with over 15 years of professional experience in a wide range of building types and scales.  He is a Registered Architect in New York, New Jersey, and Maryland with a National Council of Architectural Registration Board Certificate (NCARB), LEED AP Certificate, and NYC Special Inspection Agent License.   Mr. Kim graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and McGill University with Masters in architecture and urban design. 


Prior to starting his own practice in 2010,  Mr. Kim served in the Korean Army Corps of Engineers as a first lieutenant budgeting and managing construction projects prior to starting his career as an architect.  He had worked as an architect, master planner, and project manager for large architecture and engineering firms in the U.S. and Canada such as Stantec, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), and Gensler. 


Kwan Chi, PE

Mr. Chi is an engineering partner in Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) system design and engineering.  With over 25 years of experience in the field, Mr. Chi helps developing sustainable engineering solutions tailored to each project needs and site contexts.


Joon Lee, Esq

Mr. Lee is a legal council who can advise our clients for legal issues associated with real estate.

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ijKim architect pllc is a professional design firm based in New York and New Jersey with a team of experts in building design and engineering.  We are an interdisciplinary thinker and expert in the field who strive to create intelligent and unique design that is timeless, yet distinctive, engaging,   and captivating beyond expectations while aligning with client’s goals, aspirations, and financial objectives.  


Our team pushes architecture beyond as it is traditionally understood with our vision, creativity, artistry, and expertise.   For each and every project, we strive to transform function and utility into freshness, practical ingenuity, and ecological sensitivity.  


Having designed over 100 million square feet of commercial and residential spaces, we have the skills and discipline to deliver utmost quality within your budget and time constraints.  Let us improve the quality of your life by improving the spaces you choose to live and work in.


ijKim architect is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in New York and Port Authority of New York New Jersey (PANYNJ).  We are also certified as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) for PANYNJ.  We welcome an opportunity to collaborate with prime contractors.

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