Yugon Kim

Yugon Kim is a founding partner of IKD – a cross-disciplinary design studio in Cambridge, MA specializing in exhibition design – and director of TSKP Architects Boston. Prior to establishing IKD, he worked with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Genova, Italy and in Boston, where he oversaw the recently completed addition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. He has also worked at Carlos Zapata Studio in New York City, and he chairs the Boston Society of Architects Museum and Exhibition Design Committee and co-chairs the Harvard Asian Alumni Alliance in Boston. In addition to teaching at RISD, he has taught design studios at Wentworth Institute of Technology and Northeastern University. Before studying architecture, Kim was a sculptor and also worked as a custom furniture fabricator, where he discovered his love of materials and craftsmanship. He earned a master’s degree of architecture from Harvard University and a BFA from Bard College.

  • BA, Bard College
  • MARC, Harvard University


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