Taeseop Shin

      Taeseop Shin is an architectural designer and researcher based in Boston. He is currently a Master of Architecture candidate in Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Konkuk University in Seoul, graduated as Salutatorian in his major. He also received diverse recognition in multiple design competitions. He was awarded the Junglim Architecture Student Award in 2014 and honored a Minister of family prize in the International Architecture Competition for Youth in 2012. 

      Since 2012, Taeseop has been exploring the possibilities of combining architecture, art, and engineering. He honored a Minister of Land and Infrastructure prize in National Exhibition of Korea Landscape Architecture in 2013, and exhibited the work at Seoul Art Center. Now he is studying new architectural design processes in a contemporary urban environment at MIT with researchers from various fields of urban planning and engineering.


2016 - 2020
Master of Architecture, Massachussettes Institute of Technology
2008 - 2015
Bachelor of Science (Concentration in Architecture), Konkuk University in Seoul

Academic Experience

- 2017
Affordable Housing Workshop in Rwanda, MIT
2014 - 2017
Executive TA, Children Architecture School, Architectural Institute of Korea

Professional Experience

- 2018
Winter Externship, Adjaye Associate
- 2016
Project Designer, Emer-sys Design Lab (AIA)
- 2013
Summer Internship, Curtain Hall Atelier


- 2018
Top 6 Visual Work(2017), CritDay, Journal
- 2018
1st Prize, FHLB Affordable Housing Competition
- 2015
1st Prize, Junglim Architecture Student Awards
- 2013
1st Prize (Minister Prize), National Exhibition of Korea Landscape Architecture
- 2013
1st Prize (Minister Prize), International Space Compe for Youth
- 2013
Selected Prize, Korea Earth Architecture Awards
- 2013
President Prize, Konkuk University
- 2013
Seoul Mayor Special Prize, Seoul City Hall
2008 - 2015
Academic Excellent Scholarship, Konkuk University


- 2018
Housing +, MIT Media Lab
- 2014
Ideas of The Garden in Our Times, Seoul Art Center
- 2015
Kyungyang Housing Fair, Ilsan Kintex Convention Center