Chiasmus Partners

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Chiasmus Partners is an international architecture firm based in Seoul and Beijing. The firm, in its 12th year, was founded in 2005. It is known for its creative design approach and has been involved in a number of significant cultural and institutional projects in the last ten years.

Partner and co-founder of Chiasmus Partners, Hyunho Lee is currently a professor at Hongik University and a registered architect in the state of New York and New Jersey, and a member of American Institute of Architects.

As a founding professor of Department Interior Architecture at Hongik University, in Seoul, Korea, Hyunho Lee has broaden the architecture education and he has lead the department with more than one thousand alumni in various creative fields.

His past professional experiences include Polshek Partnership and Peter Marino in New York city Chiasmus’ work focuses on architecture which reshapes the experience of public space. His work involves publications, teaching, and multidisciplinary studies on bridging the gap between space and human behavior.

His experience as designer and award-winning architect covers wide range of projects, including masterplan through furniture design and many complex projects that redefine the interaction between public institution, commercial space and urban dwellers: Incheon Arts Center, Opera House, Kyung Hee University and many corporate and residential projects.

The firm has recently been awarded for several notable projects, which includes 2006 Korean Ministry of Culture Award, 2009 Global Notable #4 for Performing Arts Center by Architype Review, 2011 Year’s Best7 Korean Institute of Architects Honor Award, 2011 KIRA awards for design Excellence.