Yong Kim

Yong Kim

Associate Principal

Guided by the ethos ‘design is a social responsibility,’ Yong Kim joins RELM with a diverse and skilled background in urban design and architecture alike. His command of complex urban redevelopment projects—and passion for hydrology, designing for water-rich and water-poor environments alike—have resulted in contributions to notable commissions including 6AM with Herzog & De Meuron, 670 Mesquit with BIG, and 5411W with KEATING while part of Studio MLA as well as numerous resiliency master plans while working at DLANDstudio in NYC. There, he helped lead the Gowanus Canal Sponge Park Master Plan and the MoMA exhibition, Rising Currents, with ARO. A Los Angeles native, Yong looks to adapt resilient infrastructure for arid environments while continuing his research through Harvard GSD, investigating best practice development strategies in the global context. Yong brings domestic and international experience to grow RELM’s master planning and urban design capabilities while playing a pivotal role in RELM’s operations. Yong earned his Master of Architecture in Urban Design at Harvard and undergraduate degrees in Architecture and Fine Arts at Rhode Island School of Design.

Master in Architecture in Urban Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2007

Bachelors in Architecture and Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, 2000

‘Achieving balance is key to addressing environmental challenges. I am motivated to improve both natural and built systems for future generations.’