Bohseung Kong recently passed his ARE exams and can now begin the process of becoming a licensed architect. Today we celebrate his accomplishments.
Bohseung joined Payette in 2013. He contributed to the award-winning Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex at Northeastern University. Bohseung’s work focused on the façade details, atrium spiral staircase, skylight design and auditorium design elements. Bohseung has also worked on the Fifth XiangYa Hospital and is currently involved with the Williams College South and North Science Center buildings. Prior to joining Payette, Bohseung worked at Single Speed Design, Brian Healy Architects and Preston Scott Cohen. He received his M.Arch and B.Arch from Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc).
What inspires you?
I am always curious about how nature creates patterns. It always interests me to understand the essential basics of naturally occurring patterns and how that transfers to design. This leads me to explore different architectural solutions to design challenges.
What is the best part of your job?
During the design phase of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex at Northeastern University, I enjoyed being involved in designing the major public spaces, such as atrium and auditorium. It gave me the chance to explore geometric shapes and patterns to provide a character to spaces. It is always exciting to see your design intent come to life.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned so far?
To consider every circumstance and element before you make any decisions when faced with design challenges.
The sky is the limit: if you could design or redesign anything, what would it be?
I would love to re-design everything I have done thus far. But most importantly, I would like to design and construct my own house using ideas from my thesis Sensationalism, Metaphysics and Object-Oriented Philosophy.