Simon Kim Lecture
Simon Kim, AIA, is a registered architect, an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design, and Director of the Immersive Kinematics Research Group. As principal at Ibañez Kim, he is interested in the integration of architecture and urbanism to active and emotive behaviors with new media. In particular, Simon works to bring architecture and design to a higher level with meaningful and sensate technologies for our homes and cities.
As a designer and artist, Simon has been a producer and collaborator of several shows with artists, theater groups and performers such as The Dufala Brothers, Carbon Dance Theatre, Pig Iron Theatre and has produced and curated exhibitions at the Traction Gallery and the Slought Foundation. His work has also been exhibited at the ICA, Storefront, and MoMA.
After studying at the Design Research Laboratory graduate programme at the Architectural Association, Simon worked as a designer and project architect for Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry. At MIT he worked closely with Bill Mitchell on networked energy for buildings and landscapes, and was awarded a Master of Science. Simon has teaching experience at Yale, Harvard, the Architectural Association, and MIT.