iljoong kim is a licensed architect in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland and holds a National Council of Architectural Registration Board Certificate, LEED AP, and NYC special inspection agent license. 


He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and McGill University with masters in architecture and urban design.  iljoong served in the Korean Army Corps of Engineers as a first lieutenant/ construction managing officer prior to staring his career as an architect.

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Since 2000, iljoong worked as an architect, master planner, and project manager for large architecture and engineering firms in the U.S. and Canada prior to founding his own practice in 2010.  He worked at Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, Stantec, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), and Gensler.


While at Gensler in New York, he led a mixed use team designing and managing major projects for corporate clients such as SL Green, Reckson, Angelo Gordon, Cipriani, Morgan Hotel Group, Queens Library, Qatar Airways, Yongsan Development Corp, Samsung, and Posco.   

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ijKim architect pllc is a design and planning firm that specializes in destination architecture.  Having designed over 100 million square feet of commercial and residential spaces, ijkim has proven track records of experience. 


We are an interdisciplinary thinker and an expert in the field and strive to provide innovative solutions that align with client’s goals and aspirations. 


We push architecture beyond as it is traditionally understood.  Our designs feature simple yet sophisticated and compelling ideas.  For each and every project, we transform function and utility into freshness, practical ingenuity, and ecological sensitivity.


We have the skills and discipline to deliver utmost quality within the client’s budget and time constraints.  Let us improve the quality of your life by improving the spaces you choose to live and work in.

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