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Prof. Yoon from Docomomo-Korea to speak today about preservation in Korea.

January 26, 2010

Student Preservation Association (SPA) will meet in Gordon Hall’s “chapel” at 5:00 pm on Tuesday January 26th

Prof. Yoon from Docomomo-Korea will be speaking regarding preservation in Eastern Asia, specifically Korea.

Professor Yoon received his Bachelor and Master’s degree of Architecture from Sungkyunkwan University and acquired a Doctor’s Degree from University of Tokyo in Japan, majoring in Korean early modern architecture. Previously he worked at SUNGLIM Architects & Associates Inc. and JUNGLIM Architecture. He has been a full-time faculty member in the Department of Architecture at Sungkyunkwan University since 1991.

Professor Yoon has an extensive record of service in civic affairs and boards from local to international levels. He is serving for the Cultural Properties Committee both of Seoul Metropolitan Government and Gyeonggi-do Province. He is one of the founders and core members in mAAN, Modern Asian Architecture Network. He was also the Chairman (2008-2009) of Docomomo Korea which is a global organization for documentation and conserving of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement. He is also a member of AIK, Architectural Institute of Korea, and AIJ, Architectural Institute of Japan.

His main concerns are to research, analyze and conserve architectural monuments and resources of early modern era in Korea. To extend his concerns, he is also researching modern buildings, architects and early architectural education in early 1900s not just in Korea but also in East Asia.

He is currently researching at SCAD as a visiting scholar of the Historic Preservation Dept. from Oct. 2009-Aug 2010.

We will also being announcing updates and up-coming events.

Hope to see you there!
Melanie McGovern,
Student Preservation Association

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