Yoonjae Oh

Yoonjae Oh

Facade Consultant, Designer in New York


Architectural Designer with a passion in building conversions. Fascinated by the practicality of vintage stuff not limited to buildings alone but extending to spaces, furniture, and even stationery! On travels, houses from the 1950s-1970s are my muse.



MIT Master of Architecture Thesis
Thesis Committee: Rosalyne Shieh, Mohamad Nahleh, and Terry Knight


Repositioning the Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel (a.k.a The Summit Hotel) 569 Lexington Ave.
Academic / MIT Architecture


Repositioning the Socony-Mobil Building, 150 East 42nd St
Academic / MIT Architecture


A reverse-engineered exhibition space design inspired by the material gesture of concrete dripping.
Academic / MIT Architecture

Side Projects


My (neglected) digital playground: occasional uploads of design works, travel diaries, and some fun writings. English page under construction. Enjoy the Korean content.



During my leisure time, I enjoy revisiting my thesis and capturing stories about my grandfather's hometown in North Korea. I am currently publishing these stories on a Korean writing platform, Brunch.


Faculty Thesis Award from MIT Architecture
Winner, National Youth Indoor Free Flight Competition / South Korea

Not architecture-related, but my first-ever national prize that sparked my passion in handmade creation. Achieved a 1min 43sec flight using the self-generated wind force from a wound rubber band attached to the aircraft.

Work Experience

2023 — Now
2022 — 2022
New York, USA

Assisted the team in providing consultation for custom-designed facade systems

2021 — 2021
Fabrication Shop Monitor at MIT School of Architecture and Planning
Cambridge, USA

Monitored the architecture fabrication shop and assisted students with tutorials for machines and tools

2021 — 2021
Architectural Intern at Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Boston, USA

Developed design studies for the MIT Metropolitan Storage Warehouse renovation project

2020 — 2020
Seoul, South Korea

Researched co-parenting residences, interviewed end users, and analyzed pain points to develop a concept proposal for MGRV's co-parenting residence.

2017 — 2018
Junior Interior Designer at CDS
Seoul, South Korea

Created design proposals for interior design projects (LG Display Paju OLED plant, Shinsegae International)

2016 — 2016
Assistant Designer at Kyung Hee University Design Center
Seoul, South Korea

Generated refurbishment proposals for dilapidated facilities in the university campus


2014 — 2015
House Repair Assistant at Yangcheon Social Welfare Center
Seoul, South Korea

Assisted in repairing four low-income family homes in Seoul Yangcheon district. (Dismantling, wall-covering, and vinyl flooring)


2019 — 2023
Master of Architecture at Masschusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA
2012 — 2017
Bachelor of Housing and Interior Design at Kyung Hee University
Seoul, South Korea

- Exchange student at the University of Malaya (Sep 2013 - Jan 2014) / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia