Igsung So (he/him) joins the School of Architecture as Part-Time Instructor and will teach Design Studio.
Before Syracuse, Igsung was coordinating instructor of Digital Media Workshop and studio instructor of Design Discovery at Harvard Graduate School of Design — as well as Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant for various core studios, lecture and seminar courses, core prep workshops, representation and urbanism research, and publication work during his graduate studies. In 2018, he was a contributing researcher for publication Sao Paulo: A Graphic Biography authored by Felipe Correa and published by University of Texas Press. He regularly contributes to design journals, and participates in research publications and contemporary discourse.
Igsung is Principal Consultant at SWON / SouthWestern ONtario Design Consulting — developing architectures and narratives principally in the context of SW Ontario countryside. Some current projects include: Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum addition and renovation in Ingersoll, ON; Anishinaabe roundhouse in Kettle & Stony Point First Nation, ON; house renovation in Toronto, ON; swimming pool in Carmel Valley, CA; wild rye farm and cafe/bakery complex masterplan in Incheon, KR. Prior to SWON, Igsung has worked at MOS Architects, MILLIØNS, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Williamson Williamson Inc and Volume Magazine — in New York, Boston, Toronto and Lisbon.
Igsung holds Master of Architecture with Commendation from Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Bachelor of Architectural Studies with Distinction and co-operative program from University of Waterloo in Canada. He is particularly interested in architectural history, small towns, New England, HH Richardson, mainstream consumption culture and cycling.