Eunjeong Seong is a founder of Visible Weather. She is a New York based designer with extensive experience in commercial, institutional, housing and residential design, both in the United States and in Korea. Seong is teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design and directing a design studio on sustainability and energy concepts for tall buildings and urban architecture.
Seong studied at INHA University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering in 1995. At Inha Seong’s design work received the Excellent Undergraduate Thesis Award; Honorable Mention of Korea Institute of Registered Architects Competition; and the Grand Prize of High-Rise Research Paper After graduation Seong joined SPACE Group in Korea working on hospital and university campus student centers in Seoul. She also has worked in Korea with KC Architects on the Hannover Expo -Korea Pavillion(winning competition entry) completed in 2002, and the Songjiang District Development in China contributing to the design of bus and train terminals, residential buildings and a shopping mall.
Seong, moved to New York City in 1999, and received a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University’s, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 2002. At Columbia Seong received the Matthew W. Del Gaudio Memorial Award from the New York Society of Architects for excellence in total design over the six semester graduate program. Seong also received the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial for best studio project, and a post-graduate William Kinne Fellowship for travel/research to Viet Nam, Thailand, and Southeast Asia. In New York Seong has worked in with Columbia faculty lead SR+T Architects on a multi-family residential and commercial building (Progressive Architecture Award); and also Columbia faculty lead Dean/Wolf Architects on several completed brownstone residential renovations, and a completed project for a new pilot public library reading room. She is currently an architect at SHoP Architects where she has been a designer on two housing projects—one 600+ units development in Washington D.C., and a 100+ unit ski resort condominium in Mammoth Valley, California.
Michael Bell holds a tenured professorship at Columbia University where
he is Director of the three-semester sequence of Core Design Studios
and Coordinator of the school’s Housing Design Studios. Bell also
chairs the Columbia Conference on Architecture, Engineering and
Between 2000 and 2002 Bell lead a team of architects and desginers to
provide research, urban planning and design for 2100 units of mixed
income housing on a 100-acre parcel of oceanfront land owned by the
city of New York. The research and design was funded to assist in the
city’s future planning and development goals. Bell also founded “16
Houses,” a low income housing design program in Houston, Texas. Bell’s
design work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The
Venice Biennale; The Yale School of Architecture; The University Art
Museum at Berkeley; and at Arci-Lab, France. Bell has received four
Progressive Architecture Awards, and his work is also included in the
permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Bell’s
recently completed Gefter-Press House (The Binocular House) is featured
in the January 2008 “Metropolis” magazine and will appear with
criticism by Joan Ockman in “Casabella”, and the new edition of Kenneth
Frampton’s American Masterworks Houses.
by Michael Bell include Engineered Transparency: the Technical, Visual
and Spatial Effects of Glass; Michael Bell: Space Replaces Us: Essays
and Projects on the City, 16 Houses: Designing the Public’s Private
House, and Slow Space. Bell is a founding editor with Yung Ho Chang and
Steven Holl of the urbanism journal “32.” Bell has also served on the
faculties of the University of California at Berkeley, Rice University,
and has also taught at the Harvard University Graduate School of
Bell is a graduate of The Catholic University of America,
Washington, DC and also the University of California at Berkeley. He
has received two Graham Foundation grants as well and the Emerging
Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York.