Architecture Design, Research & Practice Laboratory at Korea University focuses on researching the possibility of architectural design as a social catalyst basing on the dynamics between architecture, urban, society, culture, and technology. The lab pursues architecture that can organically respond to the rapidly changing social contexts, experimental integration of innovative technologies and rigorous investigation into the sustainable architecture design methodology. Realization of the research and theory outputs through actual architecture practice is the central aim of the lab, and the main topics of the research include the 'high-rise building and their urban, social relations', 'sustainable architecture design',
'systematic architectural integration of technology', 'high-performance enclosure design', sustainable retrofit'.
ChungYeon Won , AIA, LEED
ChungYeon Won is an associate professor at the Department of Architecture of Korea University and founder of the ‘a.d.r.p.' lab. She advocates a research-based, analytic approach to design where functionality and efficiency convey legitimacy without compromised aesthetics.
Chung holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Korea University School of Architecture Engineering and a Master’s degree from the Department of Architecture at University Pennsylvania. Between 1999 and 2005, she worked at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago, and after graduating from PennDesign in 2007, she joined Grimshaw Architects in New York where she played major roles in a wide range of projects including Fulton Street Transit Center, Ecorium_National Ecology Institute in Korea and New Housing New York. Prior to joining Korea University, Chung practiced as an Associate Director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York City, leading various large-scale complex projects such as Hyundai Motor Group Headquarters, Pertamina Energy Tower, and Citi Greenwich Street Redevelopment. Chung has been a member of the American Institute of Architects and a registered architect in New York since 2008.