Joon Kim

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  • Joon Kim Los Angeles Architecture

Joon is a self-described early bird, and an upbeat one at that. “I always enjoy the peaceful early morning in the office,” he says. “It is one of my favorite daily rituals to walk along the hallway and think about the new and the good waiting for me today.” Often what’s waiting are academic medicine projects, which Joon particularly enjoys working on. “They bring medicine and science together with clinical and educational spaces, offering learning opportunities for so many different occupants,” says Joon. Asked about a favorite book or film, Joon cites Parasite, a highly acclaimed South Korean film that won the Academy Awards Best Picture in 2019. “It has lots of architectural details, many of them hidden in the scenes as metaphor,” he explains. “Also it offered me nostalgia, set in Seoul where I was born and spent half of my life.”