Dongwoo Yim

Dongwoo Yim is the principal and cofounder of architecture and research firm PRAUD in Boston. He earned a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University. His research focuses on integral urbanism and architectural typologies that catalyze urban transformation in various urban scales.

Yim won the Architectural League Prize in 2013 and authored/co-authored North Korean Atlas, Pyongyang and Pyongyang After, Hamhung and Pyongsung and I Want to Be METROPOLITAN. His works have been published and exhibited worldwide including at the Korean Pavilion in Venice Biennale 2014, Museum of Modern Art New York, DNA Galerie Berlin, International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam and Design Center Seoul. In addition to teaching seminars and design studios at RISD, he has lectured at Harvard University, Freie Universität Berlin, Dartmouth College, China Academy of Art, University of Queensland and Seoul National University, among others.

Academic research/areas of interest

Yim is interested in topology and typology.

    Spring 2018 Courses

  • ARCH-2102-06 Architectural Design
  • MAUD, Harvard University Graduate School of Design


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