Richard Joon Yoo is an architect, artist, and instructor from Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.

His work engages how we relate to things and the spaces between things through a catalyst of specific psychological processes such as:

-Personification and narrative construction
-Learning through elimination
-Memory recall through the imagining of impossible things

Richard studied sculpture, video and writing at the Art Institute of Chicago, and received his Masters of Architecture from SCI_Arc. In Los Angeles he has worked for Eric Owen Moss Architects, George Yu Architects, and OCDC.

He has been teaching at SCI_Arc and Woodbury University in Los Angeles, and has been an invited critic at Columbia GSAPP, The Cooper Union, NYIT, RPI, The Taubman School of Architecture at the University of Michigan, and Pratt University. His recent studios and seminars addressed Parametric Prosthetic Architecture, and Homes in Foreclosure intersecting with Personal Memory.

Recently he gave a presentation on the relationship between Dutch Still Life Painting and how we experience urban environments.

You can view this presentation, as well as the documentation from the interactive workshop that followed, HERE.