MMK+ is an award-winning architecture and urban design firm based in Seoul, founded by Pilsoo Maing, Donghwan Moon and Jihoon Kim. As a collective of inter-disciplinary experts, the office believes that today's complex phenomena and problems in our physical environments must be strategized and designed through active dialogue between diverse disciplines not by a single experts. Continuously expanding the parameters, MMK+ aims to create a place that is contextual, timeless, functional and socially-responsible through extensive studies and researches on architecture and urbanism.
Pilsoo Maing, AIA
Pilsoo Maing is a registered architect in New York, and a co-founder of MMK+. Maing was originally from Busan, Korea, and he obtained Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture from Seoul National University. After several years of practice as an architect in Space Group in Korea, he continued his studies on architecture and urbanism in Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), where he obtained Master of Architecture in Urban Design. Before co-founding MMK+, he worked for Perkins Eastman Architecture in New York.
Jihoon Kim, AIA
Jihoon Kim is a registered architect in New York, and a co-founder of MMK+. Kim was originally from Seoul, Korea where he also obtained his Bachelor of Science in Architecture in Konkuk University, Seoul. Since he moved to the US, he has continued his studies and received his Master in Architecture degree at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Before co-founding MMK+, he had involved in diverse types of projects in internationally renowned offices including Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM), and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects in New York.
Donghwan Moon, Associate AIA
Donghwan Moon is an architect and urban designer. Before MMK+, Moon had worked on numerous residential, commercial and masterplan projects with renowned design offices including Foster and Partners, Kohn Pedersen Fox and Archilier Architects in New York. Moon also has been actively involved in public interest design, working as a director of architecture at Mtree non-profit design group. Moon has led and completed a number of community-based and humanitarian projects in Kenya since 2013. Moon holds a Bachelor of Architecture in Syracuse University and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD)
Song E Han, RA, LEED AP
Song E Han is a registered architect in New York, and director of MMK+ Seoul office. Han was originally from Busan, Korea, and she obtained Bachelor of Science in Architecture in Hanyang University in Seoul. After she worked on numerous projects in Kunwon Architects in Seoul, she continued her studies and obtained Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Before joining MMK+, she also practiced in Perkins Eastman Architecture in New York, responsible for project management for various types of projects in New York.
Harin Lim is an architectural designer at MMK+ who joined the firm in 2016. Lim obtained Bachelor of Architecture in Seoul National University. Before joining MMK+, she had gained experiences in Smusoop architecture design studio dealing with a wide range of architectural - interior projects in Korea.