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Richard (Hyun Soon) Kim

Richard (Hyun Soon) Kim AIA LEED AP




Bachelor of Architecture ,
The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York
Master of Architecture ,
Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Since joining KPF in 2009, Richard has designed a number of the firm’s most high-profile commercial, mixed-use, residential and cultural projects throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His design strength lies in his diverse experience working on a variety of project types and scales, paying close attention to both context and detail.

Richard’s experience in the design of commercial projects includes Lotte World Tower and Mall in Seoul, South Korea, a highly complex mixed-use project containing a variety of programs including office, hotel, retail, concert hall and multiplex. Lotte World Mall was a winner of a MIPIM Asia Award in 2014 in the Best Retail Development category. Lotte Concert Hall, located on the roof of the Mall, received an Architizer A+ Award in 2018.

In Bangkok, Richard led the design of two 133,000-square-meter, Class-A office towers at One Bangkok, a large-scale, dynamic master plan development next to the Lumphini park. The project was a winner of the MIPIM Asia Award in 2017 in the Best Future Project category. Richard also served as a Senior Designer for SCOPE Langsuan, a luxury residential tower in Langsuan, one of the Bangkok’s most desirable neighborhoods.

In the United States, Richard worked on a number of complex development projects including 5M SoMA in San Francisco’s creative South of Market district, which consists of two office and two residential towers, and Boston Harbor, a mixed-use development project along the city’s waterfront. In San Jose, Richard has recently completed the design of Platform 16, a 1 million-square-foot office development near Diridon Station. This innovative office complex strikes an ideal balance between its natural and urban environments to promote quality of work life in the burgeoning technology hub.

In London, Richard has played a key role in designing two high profile residential projects; Wood Wharf, a 200m tall tower in a new development area next to the Canary Wharf, and the Grove, a luxury three-building complex in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea.

Currently, Richard is involved in the design of the world’s largest airport facility, Singapore’s Changi Terminal 5, in collaboration with Heatherwick Studio, as well as a 1.2-million-square-foot Class-A office tower with highly efficient trading floors and amenity programs in the heart of New York City.

Prior to joining KPF, Richard worked at SOM where he played a key role in designing award winning projects including the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport - Terminal 2 in Mumbai, India and the Park hotel in Hyderad.

A registered Architect in the State of New York and a LEED Accredited Professional (AP), Richard is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He received his Master of Architecture with distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Upon his graduation in 2008, he received Faculty Design Award for his significant design achievement throughout the program. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York with AIA certificate of merit. He was the highest prize recipient of the Eleanor Allwork Award and scholarship from the AIA New York chapter.