- Masters of Architecture, University of Calgary
Ji-Young obtained her Masters of Architecture degree at the University of Calgary, following completion of a Bachelors of Fine Arts program. Originally from Seoul, Ji-Young also attended post-secondary school in Tokyo prior to settling in Canada.
Over the past decade, Ji-Young has acquired significant architectural experience through mixed-use, institutional, creative re-purposing of historical buildings, and residential projects. She has contributed her skills on projects ranging from highly complex urban development initiatives, to intimate, single family homes. With a passion for design quality and detailing, she enjoys working with clients and colleagues to resolve challenges, and particularly projects that deliver multiple community benefits.
Tell us about your other degrees or qualifications.
What specific interests within the field of architecture do you have?
Energy efficient design, Biomimicry.
Are there specific books for schools of thought in architecture that inspire you?
- Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
- The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses by Juhani Pallasmaa
Is there an architecturally significant city you would like to visit?
I would like to visit Italy. It offers spectacular cities, ancient ruins, and natural scenery.