Jongwan Kwon

Jongwan Kwon is an architecture designer and researcher. Prior to joining RISD, he taught architecture design studios and workshops in both the graduate and undergraduate programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He won the prestigious SOM Prize for his ongoing research on the relationship between logistical infrastructure and regional environment. His other design research explores contemporary architecture typologies, urban systems and ecology.

Kwon holds a MArch and Urban Design Certificate from MIT and a BArch with honors (summa cum laude) from Hanyang University, where he received the Best Thesis Prize. He also studied at National University of Singapore as part of an exchange program.

Fall 2017 Courses

  • ARCH-2141-05 Architectural Projection
  • INTAR-2374-01 Human Factors

Spring 2018 Courses

  • INTAR-2367-01 Advanced Computing: Digital Fabrication
  • INTAR-2398-04 Design Thesis
  • INTAR-2331-01 Intro To Computing For Interior Architecture
  • MARC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles