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iljoong kim, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Mr. Kim is a founder of the firm and a lead architect. He is registered in New York, New Jersey, and Maryland with a National Council of Architectural Registration Board certificate, 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 founding his practice in 2010,  Mr. Kim had worked as architect, master planner, and project manager for large architecture firms in the U.S. and Canada such as Stantec, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), and Gensler since 2000.


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 team of experts in building design and engineering based in New York and New Jersey.  We are an interdisciplinary thinker and an expert in the field who strive to offer memorable experience with innovative solutions that align with client’s goals, aspirations, and financial objectives. 


We push architecture beyond as it is traditionally understood with our vision, artistry, and expertise.  For each and every project, we 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 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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