Kim’s professional background is in Community Design Processes, Community Building and Organizing, and Affordable Housing Development. Through his academic and professional projects, he has worked to support design and planning strategies for neighborhoods and cities across multiple economic thresholds. Researching the urban and architectural composition of various cities, as well as partnering with community organizations, city agencies, public officials, and volunteer groups to champion projects aimed at creating more sustainable and resilient buildings, public spaces, and neighborhoods.
Prior to joining Hester Street, he most recently worked with Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven as an Architectural Assistant/Project Manager. Working with both their Design and Construction, and Community Building and Organizing Department to support the planning, design and construction of residential and community-led projects. Kim completed his Master’s degree in Architecture, with a focus on Creative Urban Practices at the Glasgow School of Art.