Heewon Koo

Master of Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture

Heewon Koo is completing her Master of Architecture with Emphasis in Interior Architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As an undergraduate, she studied fine art at the University of California, Irvine.

Heewon is interested in designing for the people: she believes that design is problem solving and determining the actual needs of the users of the space.She views architectural designers as translators for users, converting their needs and aspirations to actual, tangible space. In addition, Heewon looks to explore memory, time, and space through her work. By designing from inside to out, her goal is to create meaningful, timeless spaces that resonate and linger in others’ memories. With her belief that space enables and weaves all activities, gathering, and roots of meaning, Heewon’s goal is to design places where people will live, cherish, and shape.