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Richard Yoo

Visiting Assistant Professor


There is always the potential for architecture to be a catalyst —an act of activism. Richard Joon Yoo is focusing on memorials and monuments, specifically the ability of the built environment to heighten the present and provoke the future through the careful positioning of memory, context, and material.

It is what it does.

His past experience is with the progressive and experimental practices of Eric Owen Moss and Sarah Oppenheimer. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago and SCI_Arc, where he taught before arriving at Pratt. Founder of WY Studio, he is co-designer of the Triangle Fire Memorial, being built in New York City.

Masters of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_Arc)
Bachelors of Art, Art Institute of Chicago