Younhak has more than fifteen years of experience in architectural practice. He graduated from Korea University (Seoul, Korea) with a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering and started his career as a stage set designer. He continued his education at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) for a Master’s degree with scholarships in Architecture (March II) and a minor in Scenic Design.
Younhak worked at Kohn Pedersen Fox in New York for over nine years following graduation. At KPF, he worked on domestic and international projects ranging from small interior projects to supertall towers. His area of expertise included massing, facade design, and the aesthetic and technical issues of high-rises.
Younhak is a registered architect in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and he is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as well as a NCARB certificate holder. He has been published in the international design magazine ‘bob’ for his writings on space and stage set design. He was invited by Korean Cultural Service New York as an architectural advisor for New York Korea Center, and was a jury for d3 Natural Systems competition. His artworks, including prints, acrylic paintings, watercolors, and drawings, have been exhibited at several galleries in Korea.
As a design principal at HAAK architects, Younhak is currently supervising all design from furniture details to that of a 700-unit residential building. He consistently seeks ways to implement ‘true’ efficiency and ‘true’ innovation in the architectural practice and to intuitionally touch people’s sensibility through visual language.
In Kim was a co-founder and managing principal of HAAK architects. He has fifteen years of experience in architectural practice, from small atelier to mid-sized firms in New York. He has substantial knowledge in construction documentation and construction administration, especially in residential projects after working on dozens of private houses and condominium buildings. Prior to founding HAAK architects, he worked at Pei Partnership architects in New York for seven years. At Pei office, he was a project manager and job captain for various international projects. In Kim holds his master’s degree in Architecture (March II) from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) with a minor in Theory & Criticism of Architecture. As a managing principal at HAAK architects, In Kim managed all projects from schematics to construction administration. He was responsible for the firm's business management, project budgeting, contracts, scheduling, and technical overview. In is currently consulting as an advisor for business development.
Former full-time members: Yeeun Kwon, Jin Han, Yuchen Xiang, Chloe Lee, Rachel Y. Jung, Grace G. Lee, Joseph Choi