Doris Sung

Founder

After receiving her B.A. at Princeton University and M.Arch. at Columbia University, Doris Sung worked in various offices in cities across the U.S. before arriving in Los Angeles in 2001.  She developed her research focus while teaching at University of Southern California (USC), the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), University of Colorado and the Catholic University of America.  In 1999, she opened her office, dO|Su Studio Architecture, and soon received many AIA and ASID awards for her work, including the prestigious accolades of AIA Young-Designer-of-the-Year, ACSA Faculty Design Award, R+D Honorable Mention from Architect Magazine and [next idea] award from ARS Electronica.  Currently, she is working on developing smart thermobimetals and other shape-memory alloys, unfamiliar materials to architecture, as new materials for the "third" skin (the first is human flesh, the second clothing and the third architecture).  Its ability to curl when heated allows the building skin to respond for purposes of sun-shading, self-ventilating, shape-changing and structure-prestressing.  Her work has been funded by the national AIA Upjohn Initiative, Arnold W. Brunner Grant, Graham Foundation Grant, Architectural Guild Award and USC ASHSS and URAP Awards.

 

 

Dylan Wood

Designer

Dylan received a B.Arch from the University of Southern California in 2011, with awards in innovation and recognition as a Global and Discovery Scholar. He began working at dO|Su in the summer of 2010 as a researcher in the USC URAP program and joined the team full time the following year. He has previously worked in design offices throughout Los Angeles, as well as with Barkow Leibinger Architects in Berlin. His interests are in digital fabrication, environmentally responsive materials, environmental simulation, and architectural synthetics. At dO|Su he lead the design team for the Bloom project . He has continued to serve as a design consultant managing the digital design and rationalization of the required complex geometries. He is an avid cyclist, outdoorsman, and traveler, and is currently pursuing a MSc. in Advanced Architectural Technology and Design Research at the University of Stuttgart.

 

 

 

 

Justin Kang

Designer

Justin realized his passion for Arts and Architecture during his studies at the University of California, San Diego majoring in Physiology and Neuroscience. He later received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture, Landscape, and Interiors at OTIS College or Art and Design in 2011, and continued on to finish his Masters of Architecture at the University of Southern California in 2013 graduating with Tau Sigma Delta honors. Justin has worked and free-lanced at various architecture firms in Los Angeles and South Korea and has also worked in the construction industry, actively participating in the construction and on the management side as well.  He has had the pleasure of managing “Minimal Relaxation” at the Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai, China and the University of Southern California Solar Decathlon. His passion for Arts and Architecture and knowledge in biology has led him to dO|Su where his interests lie in biomimicry in smart thermobimetals and environmentally responsive systems

 

Team members

2014 David Adesanya, Isaac Chen, Justin Kang, Lisa Phillips, Daniel Seo, Dylan Wood

2013 Jennifer Kim, Thomas Lin, Hannah Woo, Dylan Wood

2012 Jessica Chang, Dennis Chow, Garrett Helm, Evan Shieh, Kelly Wong, Dylan Wood

2011 Kristi Butterworth, Ali Chen, Renata Ganis, Julia Michalski, Evan Shieh, Dylan Wood

2010 Julia Michalski, Dylan Wood

2001-2009 Sayo Morinaga, Daisuke Sato, Junya Oishi, Dayhana Solis