Donghwan Kim is from Seoul, South Korea. He obtained a Bachelor of Architecture in Architectural design from University of Seoul. After five years of studying in the School of Architecture, he began to work as an architectural designer in Chang-jo Architects in Seoul for four years. He returned to school in 2016 to pursue a degree in Master of Architecture with emphasis in Sustainable Design at the University of Texas at Austin.
He is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant in the School of Architecture under assistant professor Dr. Juliana Felkner. He focuses on adaptive reuse of abandoned buildings for sustainable development and develops a deeper understanding of urban sustainability.
He specifically starts to focus on sustainable design for human comfort and the natural environment, for example, through a facade system for a tower, regenerative architecture, energy efficiency improvements, and public space in cities. He is also interested in travel, photography, and cities. He graduated from University of Texas at Austin in May of 2018.