Mr. Kwak is an educator, architect, and an urban designer. He earned the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize from Columbia University for submitting the best final semester design. Working for Cookfox Architects and Dattner Architects, Mr. Kwak focuses on technology-based green and sustainable work including 150 Charles Street and New Housing New York Legacy Project. With his many experiences in these areas, his entry for the Reinventing Grand Army Plaza Competition was selected as one of the top 30 ideas to be included in a public exhibition, and his entry for Intersection: Grand Concourse 100 also earned an Honorable Mention. He is a part-time faculty member at Parsons, the New School for Design, a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute, and an adjunct faculty at New York Institute of Technology.
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