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.