Jaehun Woo

Position Architecture Teacher Scholar
Email jaewoo@calpoly.edu
phone 805.756.2490
Office 21-212
Web page wooarc.org

Areas of Expertise

Future Scenarios
Facade Systems 
Architectural Design


Jaehun Woo is an architectural designer and researcher based in San Luis Obispo, CA. Upon graduating from MIT, he contributed his expertise as a façade consultant at Front Inc. in New York. He currently holds the position of the Architecture Teacher Scholar at Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design in San Luis Obispo, CA.

During his graduate studies in Master of Architecture at MIT, he was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal and the Imre Halasz Thesis Prize. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Yonsei University, Seoul, where he graduated at the top of his class.

Jaehun was a researcher for publication works, and a teaching assistant for architectural design studios and seminars at MIT, where he conducted intense research on the logistics of building and architecture, engaging in reinterpreting the entangled nature of architecture practice, from the origin of material to the labor of individual workers at the building site. His works have been exhibited in 2023 Seould Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism and 16th and 17th Venice Biennale.


Educational Credentials:

M.Arch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Cambridge, MA, 2021
B.Arch, Yonsei University, Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Seoul, Korea, 2017

Professional Experience:

Facade Consultant, Front Inc., New York, NY, 2021-2023


Selected Awards:

  • 2022 — Winner, 2023 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Seoul 100-year Masterplan Exhibition Open Call for Proposals, Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • 2020, 2022 — National Architecture Research Fellowship, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, Republic of Korea
  • 2021 — AIA Henry Adams Medal, The American Institute of Architects
  • 2021 — Imre Halasz Thesis Prize, M.I.T School of Architecture and Planning
  • 2016 — National Scholarship for Science and Engineering, Korea Student Aid Foundation
  • 2014 — 3rd Place, Smart Dock: Brooklyn Navy Yard Renovation Competition, Terraform One, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2014 — The US Army Commendation Medal, The Secretary of the US Army

​Updated 01.11.24

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