B.S. Architecture, Yeungnam University; M.Arch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MDes Technology, Harvard Graduate School of Design; DDes Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Daekwon Park is a licensed architect (New York) and researcher whose work focuses on the intersection of design, material technology, and environmental science and its impact on the built environment.
Previously Park has engaged in a wide range of teaching and research opportunities at Harvard, MIT Media Lab, Rhode Island School of Design and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. During this time, he actively collaborated with Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering (Harvard), Design Robotics Group (Harvard GSD), Responsive Environment and Artifacts Lab (Harvard GSD), High-Low Tech Group (MIT Media Lab), Changing Places Group (MIT Media Lab), and Media and Design Laboratory (EPFL).
Daekwon Park has extensive experience in large-scale sports and entertainment facility design. He has practiced internationally including work in the U.S., Australia, China, and Korea. During his appointment as director in Korea for Populous (formerly HOK Sport), he managed all the projects in Korea including the Ansan Baseball Dome, Gimpo Sports Town Masterplan, and the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Main Stadium. As the founder/ co-founder of multi-disciplinary design practice meta-territory_studio and SISO(Systematic Input Soft Output), he actively participates in various competition, exhibition, and publication activities.
Park has served as project manager at the Material Processes and Systems Group at Harvard GSD. He was the recipient of the Jack and Elizabeth Meyer University Scholarship from Harvard University and the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship from University of Illinois. He is currently a Faculty Research Fellow at the Syracuse Center of Excellence, serves as peer reviewer for the Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and is a guest editor for the Automation in Construction journal.