Hyun-Tae Jung is an associate professor of Architecture at New York Institute of Technology. He completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture at the University of Seoul, South Korea. Jung received a doctorate in History and Theory of Architecture from Columbia University. His dissertation, "Organization and Abstraction: The Architecture of SOM from 1936 to 1956," deals with the rise of corporate architecture in the mid-twentieth century.

Jung has worked on theories of architecture, urbanism, sociology, and globalization as well as architectural design, and has published numerous articles in American and foreign journals. He has taught at a range of institutions, including Louisiana State University, Lehigh University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Columbia University, Parsons School of Design (The New School), and The Seoul National University of Technology.

Among several research and teaching awards received throughout his career, Jung won university-wide teaching awards from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (College Award for Distinguished Teaching) and Lehigh University (Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Award for Excellence in Teaching).

Recent Projects/Research

  • Motion Studies in Modern Architecture
  • Architecture of the Cold War
  • Globalization and Architecture in East Asia


  • "Designing for Affluence: Three Identical Towers in Kuwait City." Pan Arab Modernism eds. Dalal Musaed Alsayer, Ricardo Camacho, and Sara Sargocas Soares (Actar Publishers, 2019). Forthcoming
  • "The Impact of Measurement Research on Prefabrication in SOM's Post-War Housing and Office Buildings," TAD: Technology | Architecture + Design, Journal of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), Fall 2018, 196-205.
  • "Das genormte Büro—Standardisierung und die Union Carbide Headquarters (1960)" ARCH+ Vol. 233, Germany, Fall 2018, 124-133
  • "Corporate Modernism in America and Junglim Architecture [in South Korea]," SPACE Magazine, Sept. 2017. 106-111. Also included in SPACE Magazine's special issue on Junglim Architecture.
  • "A Poplar Tree and Lines: The Joint Security Area in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, ca 1976," Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies. Vladan Djokic and Hilde Heynen (eds.) (Belgrade, Serbia: The University of Belgrade, 2017), 54-61.
  • "Rise of a New Type of Corporate Architecture Firm in the Early Twenty-First Century," Architecture and Society: The Journal of Korea Architects Institute 30, Fall/Winter 2015, 201-210
  • "'Technologically' Modern: The Prefabricated House and the Wartime Experience of Skidmore," Owings and Merrill," in Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities, Vladimir Kulic, Timothy Parker, and Monica Penick (eds.) (Austin, TX: The University of Texas Press, 2014), 186-218.
  • "The Evolution of Architectural Organization: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in the Mid-Twentieth Century," Pidgin Magazine 15, Princeton University School of Architecture (2013): 18-29.
  • "In the Beginning of Glass-Walled Skyscrapers: Considerations in the Design of the Lever House," in Expansion and Conflict: Proceedings of the 13th Do.co.mo.mo International Conference, Sept. 2014, 244-248.
  • "SOM, 1939-1946: From 'Engineered Dwelling' to the Manhattan Project," Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the European Architectural History Network, June 2014, 517-26.

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • Architecture History I and II
  • Architecture Studio