AIA Austin Charles Moore Endowed Scholarship, Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Donghwan Kim is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. He researches on sustainable design, historic preservation, and energy retrofit. He is the second year M.Arch II Student, especially majoring in Sustainable Design. He previously graduated from University of Seoul in 2012 with a Bachelor of Architecture, Architectural design.

Donghwan had 4-year experiences as an assistant manager at Chang-jo Architects in Seoul from 2012 to 2016. Most of the work experiences, he especially was involved in the team designing a 'Grand intercontinental Seoul Parnas hotel renovation' project. The Parnas tower project was completed at August in 2016, which received LEED Gold certification in 2017, and Coex Mall remodeling project also received LEED Silver certification in 2015.

He specifically starts focusing on sustainable design for human and natural environment, for example, a facade system of tower, regenerative architecture, energy efficiency, public space, and renovation. He is now LEED Green Associate (August. 2017)

He is also interested in travel, photography, cities, and independent books. 


  • M.Arch II - Sustainable Design, School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin (2018)
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture in Summer (2010)
  • B.Arch, Architectural Design, University of Seoul, South Korea (2012)