Dukho Yeon AIA


Dukho Yeon was named Partner in 2021. During his thirty years of distinguished tenure, he has served as principal designer, managing and directing teams on projects ranging from houses to museums, hotels, high-rise office and residential buildings, and urban design.

Mr. Yeon’s critical thinking and rigorous design process has yielded a rich array of acclaimed work. He now leads the studio firmly in building its future legacy. His contribution to the firm’s creative portfolio spans across the globe including the 685 First Avenue residential tower in New York City, Vitrvm in Bogota, the Seamarq Hotel in Gangneung, JEI Commercial Building in Seoul, Italcementi i.lab in Bergamo, the OCT Clubhouse in Shenzhen, SoMa Master Plan and Teachers Village in Newark, Pankrac Master Plan, City Tower, City Point, City Green Court and the Parkview Office buildings in Prague, Canon Headquarters and Harumi Towers in Tokyo, the Cittadella Bridge in Alessandria, and the Jubilee Church in Rome. As Design Partner, he currently oversees projects that include a resort master plan in Spain, a residential enclave in Italy, a corporate headquarters tower in Seoul, and the Solol Museum in Gangneung.

Mr. Yeon received his Master of Architecture from Harvard University in 1989 and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. He received the highest honors and distinction from both universities including the Seipp Memorial Prize, the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal, and the Clifton Beckwith Brown Medal from Cornell University. He has given lectures in Europe and Asia on the firm’s constant vs. evolving design philosophies with case studies of current work on the boards. His unique background of growing up in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Denmark, Spain, and Kenya as well as Korea and the US, has given him wide perspective in his work and in his focus on diversity and inclusion. He has been a visiting critic and juror at Cornell University, Columbia University, Harvard University, and the City College of New York. He is a registered architect in New York State since 1993 and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

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