CEO Mr.Sohn has wide and diverse experiences through design, marketing and strategic planning. He graduated Yonsei Univ. GSA in 1989 with Master degree. He joined the company in 1991 and for 30 years, he has been carrying out many projects of office, research & science facilities and advanced industrial facilities such as ‘SECL Global Engineering Center’, ‘Samsung Life Beijing Office’, ‘Samsung Pyeongtaek Plant’ and ‘Hankook Technodome’. Apart from architectural design, he has also worked in fields such as marketing and management, and has held positions such as High-tech and Architectural Design Business Manager, leading the company’s stable growth based on broad knowledge and experience across the entire management. In the changing economic climate and industrial ecosystem, he aspires to actively support digital transformation in the design and fulfill social responsibilities as the innovative leader of future architecture.
Nowadays, most projects have been more complicated and diverse. SAMOO experts provide insight-driven innovative solutions through wealth of experience. Design and engineering services, balanced diversity and professionalism, are the fundamental of SAMOO's global competitive advance.
Architectural Engineering Division
Ji Taek Shim received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Architecture from Hongik University. He has been working for SAMOO for 20 years and has been carrying out projects of cultural space, offices, commercial and high-end residential facility. His representative works include Jeju Shilla Duty Free Shop, Seocho SAMSUNG Town, and Leeum SAMSUNG Museum of Art and by collaborating with various experts such as traditional Korean housing experts, installation artists, etc., he has completed high-end residences and renovation projects. With the experiences obtained through remodeling designing of various facilities, he has been providing consulting services in multiple areas to customers and aims to implement customers’ pursuits into accomplished designs.
Architectural Design Division
Jae Young Cha joined SAMOO in 1994. Since he became a registered architect in 1995, he has been working on architectural planning and designing of various projects such as commercial offices, cultural, educational, research, and residential facilities, etc. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1988 and master’s degree in 1990 from Yonsei University, majoring in architectural engineering. Since he started to practice in 1991, he has been working on public projects for most of his 25 year career. His representative works include National Tax Administration, SMEs Global Support Center in Sangam-dong, KLID Tower in Sangam-dong, Garden Five Tool, Rural Development Administration 3, 4, 5 district relocation projects, Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency relocation project, Human Resource Development Service of Korea relocation project, Chungmu Art Center, Korea Army Cadet Military school relocation project, Yeongjong-do Midan mixed-use Complex apt, Pangyo Terrace Houses, etc.
Advanced Technology Division
Eui Suk Lee received bachelor of Architecture from Inha University. After he joined SAMOO, Mr. Lee has over 20 years of design experience regarding the industrial plant field. With his extensive knowledge and experience Mr. Lee provides optimized total solutions for all the industrial facilities such as FAB, Utilities, substation, lab, and logistic bldg.
Featured Works / Samsung Electronics Giheung Campus 14L, 15L, 16L, Samsung Electronics Giheung Campus LSI Research Center, Samsung Techwin Pangyo R&D Center, KAI A-350 WING RIB Project, Exxon Mobile BSF Project, Shinsung Solar Energy 2L.
Sang Hwi Kang has been specialized in planning and designing healthcare facilities and research institutes since joining Samoo 25 years ago. He graduated from Yonsei University in 1990 and received the master’s degree from the same university. Currently, he is in charge of SAMOO B&H Group, the Korea’s best performance and expertise group in healthcare and research facilities planning. In particular, he had been in charge of major projects of Samsung Medical Center for 8 years and by residing in the planning office and construction HQ himself, he benchmarked top global hospitals and research centers and experienced all stages of the process engaging in every stage ranging from the initial planning stage to the designing and construction stages, which led him to have the vision to supervise entire processes and aspects about healthcare projects. Such career can help him to provide the knowledge necessary for the planning stage of a project with operation and planning as well as for architectural tasks to clients who plan medical facilities. His major works include a lot of medical facilities such as Cancer Center / Proton Therapy Center / International Medical Center / Outpatient Medical Center Samsung Medical Center, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Gangbuk Samsung Hospital, extension of CHA Bundang Medical Center, Rehabilitation Center / Rheumatism Center of Chungnam National University Hospital, etc. and research facilities such as Clinical Research Institute of Seoul National University, Samsung Future Medical Research Institute, Korea Brain Research Institute, etc.
Strategic Biz Division
Dong Hoon Kim is a Senior Principal and leads the Strategic Business Division responsible for future business and global new Biz model of SAMOO. With a wide range of experiences throughout various countries and areas, KIM has been carrying out a number of overseas projects more recently in Malaysia, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia. He has played a central role in developing overseas strategy and acquiring global talents in SAMOO. After graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), the US with the master’s degree in Super high-rise Bldgs, he worked in an architectural design firm in Chicago for 4 years and then, joined SAMOO in 2003. As an intelligent building expert, he has been carrying out various office projects. In particular, he led the Sustainable Design Team for 4 years from 2011 and has successfully carried out sustainable pilot projects such as Eco Factory Prototype, Low-Energy Building and, consulting-research tasks including Net Zero Energy Building architectural element technologies, Smart City Micro Energy Grid, etc.
Since joining SAMOO 24 years ago, he has been working in finance, tax and financial affairs and has improved the convenience and efficiency of the work with the development of project profit/loss programs and financial settlement. He values the sincere and straightforward attitudes for the management philosophy. Currently, he is in charge of financial management, IT affairs, and general administration and focuses on maintaining a sustainable and solid financial structure.
As a licensed architect with more than 20 years of experience, Simon S. Kim has been leading a wide range of corporate, institutional and mission critical projects. He designed Woori-Bank Sang-Am Center, Hana Sqare & Centennial Hall of Korea University, Asiana IDT Research Center, Korean Air T2 IOC etc. As a Principal of Design Studio 1, he is leading a variety of design projects that satisfies the complex interests of the clients. Mr. Kim was the Head of New York Studio in 2014 and successfully designed a couple of tricky projects - such as Qatar Hotel and New York Korea Embassy to UN - while he is leading architects with diverse background. Mr. Kim has extensive working experience with international clients. His global clients include Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait, University of Rwanda, Ministry of Information Technology of Pakistan & Myanmar, and Lam Research. As a LEED AP, he is also well knowledgeable about sustainable design.
Smart Residential Design Studio
Since joining Samoo in 1994, Chul Ho Kim has taken part in various projects with a professional focus specifically on residential design and development projects in Korea and abroad. He, based on his abundance of experience and professional knowhow, provides end-to-end solution to various types of projects from masterplan design, ultra-high-rise mixed-use buildings, high-end residential complex, to real estate development projects that is growing more complicated. His major works, among others, include Tower Palace, Raemian East Palace, Pangyo Daejang District Master Plan, Mixed-use building at Midancity Yeoungjong, and Hyosung Harrington Court Gangnam. He has also designed condominium and luxury villas in R District of Jeju Shinwha World. His overseas works include South Brooks at Desa ParkCity, Kuching Upland Condominium, and Putrajaya Residential in Malaysia. He is enthusiastic about developing new and various types of residential design and future smart living space that can cope with a variety of modern lifestyles, while paying attention to urban regeneration and eco-friendly remodeling that would lead to harmony among human, urban and the nature.
Advanced Technology Department 2
Myung Kyu Song is an expert in utility design for high-tech industrial facilities. In 1996, he joined the Samsung Group and participated in the design and construction of domestic and overseas industrial plants. Ever since he joined Samoo Architects & Engineers in 2005, he has been in charge of FAB utility processes, such as semiconductors and batteries, and piping design. In particular, when he was in charge of Samsung Semiconductor FAB, he consistently gained trust from the client based on the know-how that he obtained from many design experiences of executing the entire process from planning to completion. Major achievements include Samsung Semiconductor Lines 15, 16, and 17, Pyeongtaek Plant, Samsung SDI Gachon Battery Plant, and ExxonMobil Gumi BSF Factory.
Modular Biz Division
Kyoung Tae Kang is in charge of the Office for Modular Business, a new division promoted in SAMOO. He directs tasks to ensure expertise in modular design. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s degree in the field of the architectural environment from Seoul University. In 1995, he joined Samsung C&T Corporation and gained extensive expertise in the field of construction, both at domestic and international sites and the headquarters. In particular, while working as a member of the technology team, he provided technical support for skyscrapers and atypical curtain wall projects, including Burj Kalifa and DDP. He was also in charge of the ENG team, the team responsible for the engineering of architectural design, structure, waterproofing, insulation, and finishing technology and establishing expertise in those sectors. Based on his experience and knowledge in engineering, he contributed significantly to the development and commercialization of modular systems, such as the development of technology for joining modular systems and supplying office modular systems.
Advanced Technology Department 3
Min Young Kim earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architectural engineering from Sungkyunkwan University. For the past 20 years, he has been working on high-tech design projects and technological development since joining SAMOO. He is currently working on developing future-oriented production facilities such as maximizing the production area, optimizing utility supply facilities, standardizing design, and practicing DT-based design, based on his experience in designing industrial facilities such as large-scale production complex master plans, production facilities, utility supply facilities, office and welfare facilities, and high-tech research institute buildings. He worked on projects for Samsung Electronics’ MR2 and Line 16 in Hwaseong, SR3 in Giheung, M/P and Line X1 in Xian, China, M/P, Assembly 4, and Line l in Suzhou, China, SEVT M/P in Vietnam, Techone Turbo Compressor Factory in Changwon, R&D Center in Pangyo, and KAI Wing-Rib Factory.
Advanced Technology Department 1
Bio Healthcare Design Studio
Hyuk Soo Park received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Hanyang University. He is an expert in designing bio healthcare facilities, and has spent 25 years at SAMOO designing numerous medical facilities and bio facilities. Currently, he is leading the Bio Healthcare Design Studio.
His major performances in medical facility projects include Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, the Cancer Center at Seoul National University Hospital, Daejeon Eulji University Medical Center, Busan St. Mary’s Hospital, and Jeju National University Hospital. Since medical facilities need to take both practical functions and aesthetics into account, he strives to create a patient-centered healing environment.
His major performances in bio facility projects include Samsung Biologics, Samsung Bioepis, SK Bioscience, Korea Brain Research Institute, Daegu/Osong Medical Innovation Foundation, and National Institute of Ecology. He is putting a lot of effort into creating a space for creative communication within the research institute, reaching beyond the practical purposes of the research and production facilities.
Advanced Technology Department 4
He graduated from Hongik University with a bachelor’s degree in architecture and is in charge of SAMOO’s Sustainable Design division.
Beginning with the Samsung Green Tomorrow (Zero Energy House), for which it received LEED Platinum certification for the first time in East Asia, he has established expertise in various fields, including sustainable design technology and energy reduction in buildings.
He carried out projects that combined architectural design with sustainable design technologies, such as the Korea Energy Agency’s New Office Building in Ulsan, the Advanced Eco Energy R&D Center, the Magnolia Zero Energy House in Thailand, and Naver 1784. As a result, he received honors including the Korean Architecture Awards and the BCI Green Design Awards.
He has conducted research on various building performances such as building energy, CFD, stack effect reduction methods, and double skin, as well as offering consultation on related subjects.
He holds certificates in the field of sustainable design including LEED AP and Certified Passive House Designer, and he oversees a wide range of domestic and international certification tasks in the field of sustainable design.
As an expert in sustainable design technology at SAMOO, he seeks to expand the business into new fields based on sustainable design technology, enhancing the capabilities related to carbon neutrality in buildings, and presenting a vision for future architecture based on it.
As professionals in Architecture, project managers fulfill projects effectively and produce successful results. They leads projects to give benefits to clients and societies, via in-depth experiences and track records.