Jury Members

Minjung Maing
Professor
Hanyang University (Seoul), School of Architecture

Professor Minjung Maeng is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at Hanyang University. Prior to joining Hanyang University, he conducted research and lectures at Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Hong Kong. Prior to that, he had many years of rich hands-on experience at architectural design and engineering firms in the United States and Korea. In fact, I have experience working as a design expert on several large construction projects in the United States. Prof. Minjung Meng’s main research areas are performance design of buildings, design technology integration, sustainability, building exteriors (façades), building systems and urban planning. In detail, he has worked in the field of building design for urban microclimate, building information modeling (BIM) and performance decision-making processes, workflow analysis, sustainable home design and integration with building exterior and façade manufacturing technologies. Professor Minjung Maeng received his BA in Architecture and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, MA in Engineering from Stanford University, and MArch. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also earned American Professional Engineer and AIA certifications.

Kwon Soon-Jung
Professor, Ph. D., Architect
Department of Architecture, Ajou University

1. Education & Degree
 B. Eng., Dept. of Architecture, Seoul National University. 1984. 2
 M. Sc., Dept. of Architecture, Seoul National University. 1986. 2
 M. A., South Bank University, London, U. K., 1997. 10
 Ph. D., Dept. of Architecture, Seoul National University. 1999. 2
 Licensed Architect. Ministry of Construction. 1990.12

2. Career
 2001 – : Professor. Department of Architecture, College of Eng., Ajou University
 1999 – 2001 : Full-time Lecturer. School of Architecture, College of Eng., Soonchunhyang University
 1992 – 1998 : Head Researcher, Korea Institute of Health Management.
 1987 – 1991 : Architect, Seoul Architects’ Company

3. Teaching Area
 Architectural Planning and Design
 Theory of Architectural Form and Space.
 Planning of Health Care Buildings.
 Planning for Elderly Care Facilities.

4. Membership in Academic Societies
 1993 – : Architectural Institute of Korea
 1995 – : Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture. Honorary President.

5. Graduation Thesis
 Thesis for M. Sc (S.N.U. 1986. 2) : A Study on the Expansion & Modernization and Its Trend of the General Hospital in Korea
 Thesis for M. A. (South Bank University, London, 1997) : A Strategic Approach – Provision of Care Facilities for Older People in South Korea
 Doctoral Dissertation (SNU. 1999. 2.) : A study on the Supply Estimation and Planning of Elderly Care Facilities in Korea

6. Architectural Works
1) Competition for Concept Design of Elderly Housing, 3rd prize, 2020.10, Korea Land & Hosing Corporation.

You bang keun

Professor, School of Architecture, Gyeongsang National University
Professor, “Atelier International d’Architecture Construite(AIAC)

As a university professor and architect, I take the space formed by the material properties and structural design concept of architecture as my main task.

Currently, I am the vice president of AIAC (Atelier International d’Architecure Construite), an international studio, and conduct annual workshops with architecture schools and students in 10 countries around the world with the same concept.

Ivan Bernal

Ivan Bernal
Director Campus: Kent

Ivan Bernal is a designer, educator, and curator. He is currently the Director of the Architecture and Urban Design Programs at Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design, and Guest Curator at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles. He holds a Master Degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) where he graduated with honors and was awarded Best Thesis for his research between primitive shapes and familiarity.

Ivan is interested in expanding the current and future role of Architecture, its cultural and urban impact, its aesthetics, and its evolution in different settings and venues. He has served as full-time faculty at Syracuse University School of Architecture and SCI-Arc. Prior to opening his practice, Ivan led studios in South America and The United States. His work has been exhibited in galleries around the world, and his research sits at the intersection of formal familiarity and non-traditional representation techniques exploring alternate realities.

Rubén Alcolea

Rubén Alcolea
Visiting Professor, Cornell University

Rubén Alcolea is involved in academia and develops a professional practice. Received his Master in Architecture and PhD from the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra and received the Special National Award for architecture in 2000. Received a Ph.D. in 2005 with a dissertation focused on Architecture and Photography in early modernism, later published as a book. Since 2000 is involved in academia and practice. His academic, teaching, and research work has been mainly developed at the School of Architecture, University of Navarra (2000-2016), where he was vice-dean for Research and Academic Programs (2009-2015); Visiting Scholar at the AA Architectural Association School of Architecture in London (2008-2009); and Visiting Professor at Cornell University, the USA since 2016.

Specialized in photography and modern architecture, is the author of several books, such as Pioneer Picnic/Picnic de Pioneros (Valencia, 2009) or the four volumes Inter: Photography and Architecture (2016). He has published academic papers and contributions to books, as well as produced and curated exhibitions, public seminars, and conferences. Practicing since 2000 as a registered architect, founded alcolea+tárrago in 2005. His work has awarded in more than 20 national and international competitions and has been widely published.

Archt. Dr. Narein Perera

Dr. Narein Perera – a Chartered Architect by profession – runs a practice, which prides itself in the degree of innovation and holistic applicability of its architectural solutions. His architectural practice has been quite successful over the years, winning recognition for design, both locally and internationally. In his home country of Sri Lanka, he was the recipient of the ‘Young Architect of the Year’ in 2010 and Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, awards for Design excellence in 2007, 2011, and 2018. On the international `stage, he was awarded the ‘Architecture Asia Award for Emerging Architects’ by the Asian Congress of Architects in Malaysia, (2014 and 2016); and ‘The Energy & Hot Climates Prize of the Green Building Solutions Awards 2016’ for the International Platform, in France.

Dr. Perera’s research expertise primarily encompasses urban scale studies that focus on the tropical climatic context. He critically explores the impacts of the haphazard and rapid development that affect the tropical cities, by developing mapping protocols for greater understanding and better application. The ‘Local Climate Zone’ classification system is utilized for mapping and its advantages as a basis for climate-sensitive planning policy are explored as a means to enhance the link between urban design and climate. His research includes a “Local Climate Zone” based approach to urban planning in Colombo, Sri Lanka. On the building scale, Perera’s work focuses on passive design strategies for the building envelope in ensuring daylight integration, thermal comfort, and overall energy efficiency. A key contribution is as an author/team member for the development of the Energy Efficient Building Code for Sri Lanka.

Seung-beom Roh
Professor Department of Architecture
HANYANG University College of Engineering