Daekwon Park

Syracuse University

School of Architecture 

Syracuse, NY, USA

Dr. Daekwon Park is a registered practicing architect and assistant professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture. He is a faculty research fellow and director of the MATR LAB (Material Archi-Tectonic Research Laboratory) at the Syracuse Center of Excellence. His research, practice, and pedagogy investigate the intersection between design, material technology, and environmental science with an emphasis on how it influences the way the built environment is designed, built, and occupied.


Before joining Syracuse Architecture, Park engaged in a wide range of teaching and research opportunities at Harvard, MIT Media Lab, Rhode Island School of Design and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He actively collaborated with Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering (Harvard), Material Processes and Systems Group (Harvard GSD), Responsive Environment and Artifacts Lab (Harvard GSD), High-Low Tech Group (MIT Media Lab), Changing Places Group (MIT Media Lab), and Media and Design Laboratory (EPFL). He also has served as project manager at the Material Processes and Systems Group at Harvard GSD and was the recipient of the Jack and Elizabeth Meyer University Scholarship from Harvard University and the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship from the University of Illinois.


Before establishing his practice MATR, Park gained extensive experience in large-scale sports and entertainment facility design and had practiced in various countries around the world including USA, Australia, China, and Korea. During his appointment as director in Korea for Populous (formerly HOK Sport), he managed all the projects in Korea including the Ansan Baseball Dome, Gimpo Sports Town Masterplan, and the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Main Stadium.

Daekwon Park is part of the Experts Committee of the BAM’s Annual Ranking of International Master’s in Architecture. We invite you to learn more about his professional by visiting the following links. 

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