Kim is an Associate for Pyatok, Inc. and offers her instinctive attention to detail and problem solving to the firm. Kim uses a multi-disciplinary approach to her practice making the most out of her dual degrees in city planning and architecture together with her strong interest in education. She joined PYATOK in 2010 with special focus on the participatory design and master planning process for Waterman Gardens, a new 450 unit revitalization project for the County of San Bernadino Housing Authority. Kim is often tapped to engage in PYATOK’s large-scale development projects helping the team to address a diverse set of challenges—both in planning and in architecture—when designing for low income communities. Her recent contributions to projects include Paradise Creek Affordable Family Housing, Avalon Hayes Valley Market Rate Housing, and Harrison Street Senior Affordable Housing.
In addition to her work at PYATOK, Kim teaches planning studios and leads the embARC, Summer Design Academy at UC Berkeley, an intensive three-week summer design academy for high school students held at the College of Environmental Design (CED). She is also involved with the Policy Committee at East Bay Housing Organization (EBHO) and sits on the city of Berkeley’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Kim received her M.C.P. and M.Arch. from UC Berkeley and B.S. in Architecture from the State University of New York at Buffalo.