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Serene Kim

Visiting Assistant Professor


Soerynn Kim is an architect with a wide range of experience working on internationally significant civic buildings. After graduating with Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, Soerynn began her career at Skidmore Owings and Merrill designing the base and public spaces of New York’s One World Trade Center, extensively researching and developing its bespoke external-inner cladding systems with focus on optical properties of architectural materials. At Diller Scofidio + Renfro, she was an Associate and a senior architect for the Shed a movable art and performance space, throughout the design and construction phases seeing it to completion. Thereafter she took on a role of lead designer and project manager for Microsoft’s multi-programmed workplace center, a complex and accelerated project for its tech campus in the Seattle area. Prior to DS+R, Soerynn worked with Pritzker awarded architect Renzo Piano at his Paris and Genoa workshop, gaining significant exposure to practicing architecture in Europe. Soerynn’s expertise spans scales and typologies – currently she is involved in cultural and residential projects in the New York area, and teaching at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design.

B.Arch, Cornell University