University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Eui-Sung Yi

Eui Sung YiEui-Sung Yi is currently a principal of Morphosis Architects and director of The Now Institute at UCLA. He received his bachelor of architecture at Cornell University and his master of architecture at Harvard University.

Yi has been involved with academia and scholarship for over fifteen years in Asia and the United States. Currently, he is an adjunct associate professor at USC School of Architecture where he was the director of the master of architecture programs from 2007 – 2010. He has co-taught extensively in UCLA with Thom Mayne on urban research initiatives, including the Award-winning LA Now: Volume 3, 4.

Additionally, he has been an American Institute of Architects national speaker on urban design and sustainability for two national conventions. Presently, he is an executive on the Docomomo International committee in charge of the 2014 conference in Seoul, Korea.

He has worked extensively in Asia and the U.S. Most recently, he was the vice president of design at Chang-jo Architects in Korea where he oversaw the completion of his competition-winning Korean Embassy in Tokyo, Japan and the Korean Consulate in Guangzhou, China. His working relationship with Morphosis and Thom Mayne spans over 15 years.


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