Terri Cho, a Director at Kohn Pedersen Fox, joined the firm in 2004, after working for several years at a mid-size firm in New York. She has been extensively involved in the design for the Songdo International Business District (IBD) in Incheon, Korea, and is currently managing projects in Seoul, elsewhere in Korea, and in several cities in China.
Ms. Cho recently completed work on Lotte World Tower, a 555-meter tower in the heart of Seoul, Korea. Taking inspiration from traditional Korean art forms in the design of the various interior program spaces, the sleek tapered form of the 123-story tower will stand out from the city's rocky mountainous topography.
She is currently working on Dongdaegu Mixed-use Transportation Hub project in Daegu Korea. The project will create a central transit center that links high-speed and inter-city rails with metro stations, a municipal bus station and a long-distance terminus. The design, which includes a department store, sports facilities, cinema, spa, and cultural center, will create a central hub for the development of Daegu that brings together transportation, culture and business.
Ms. Cho work in Korea also includes Songdo First World Towers, which is the first residential district of Songdo IBD. The design for this community of 7,000 people implements the urban design principles of the master plan and incorporates the unique preferences of Korean residents. Ms. Cho was involved in unit planning, project coordination and completion of the construction documents.
She also worked on the design of the Songdo Northeast Asia Trade Tower (NEATT), which rises over 1000 feet above the Yellow Sea and overlooks Central Park in Songdo. The NEAT Tower is the first of many commercial buildings within Songdo IBD and is currently the tallest tower in Korea. Ms. Cho developed various and unique unit types for both hotel and apartments to satisfy the unusual shape of the tower.