Jongwan Kwon

Jongwan Kwon teaches in the Architecture and Interior Architecture departments. Prior to joining RISD, he taught architecture design studios and workshops at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Hanyang University. He won the prestigious SOM Prize for his ongoing research on the relationship between logistical infrastructure and regional environment. His other design research explores space of production and exchange, 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 2018 Courses

  • INTAR-2374-01 Human Factors
  • ARCH-2108-02 Urban Ecologies

Spring 2019 Courses

  • INTAR-2367-01 Advanced Computing: Digital Fabrication
  • 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, 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 Theory + History of Art + Design