Eddy Man Kim is a practitioner, researcher, educator, and technologist in architectural, web, media, brand, and experience design. He currently maintains following positions at Carnegie Mellon University:
  • Associate Teaching Professor — School of Architecture
  • Courtesy Appointment — School of Drama
  • Co-Director of Computational Design Lab
  • Core Faculty Member of the Following Programs:
    • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
    • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
    • Master of Architecture (MArch)
    • Master of Science in Computational Design (MSCD)
    • Master of Science in Sustainable Design (MSSD)

Previously held positions:

  • Director of Computing Strategy (2017 - 2021)
  • Track Chair of Master of Tangible Interaction Design (MTID) Program (2016 - 2018)
  • College of Fine Arts (CFA) Track Chair of Emerging Media Masters (EM2) Program (2016 - 2017)
  • Assistant Teaching Professor (2015 - 2021)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor (2014 - 2015)

Education

2010 - 2012
Master in Design Studies (MDes), Concentration in Design Technology
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, USA
Thesis: Sandbox3D alpha: Web App Development for Real-time Social Design Collaboration

2004 - 2009
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Ithaca, NY, USA
Thesis: metaCAVE v.2: Prototype Pavilion Installation

2008 Summer
McGill University, Montreal, Canada

2008 Spring
Cornell in Rome, Rome, Italy

Awards

2019
Dean of College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts
Grant awarded for project, Project AMELIA

2017
Fund for Research and Creativity, Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts
Grant awarded for project, Dimensional Typography in Virtual Reality

2014
George N. Pauly, Jr. Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture
Teaching fellowship for the 2014 / 2015 academic year

2013
Best-Of-Year Award, Interior Design magazine
Awarded for openUU warehouse conversion project, AL-wch (Honoree)

2012
Digital Design Award, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
Awarded for Master’s thesis project, Sandbox3D alpha: Web App Development for Real-time Social Design Collaboration

2012
International Design Awards
Awarded for openUU project, Osage Open (Silver Winner)

2012
International Design Awards
Awarded for openUU project, CIS (Bronze Winner)

2012
IAI Awards
Awarded for openUU project, platform (1x2) (Shortlisted)

2012
Best-Of-Year Award, Interior Design magazine
Awarded for openUU projects, Osage Open (Winner) and CIS (Honoree)

2012
40-under-40 Award, Perspective Global magazine
openUU recognized for young design talent (Winner)

2011
Best-Of-Year Award, Interior Design magazine
Awarded for openUU project, platform (1x2) (Winner)

2011
Best-Of-Year Award, Interior Design magazine
Awarded for openUU project, modelScape (Winner)

2011
The American Institute of Architects, Hong Kong Chapter
Awarded for openUU project, modelScape (Honor Award for Architecture)

2011
Asia Pacific Interior Design Award (APIDA)
Awarded for openUU project, modelScape (Silver Award)

2004
Donald Greene Award, Deerfield Academy
Awarded for excellence in journalism

Practice

2015 - present
Dzgn.IO Design and Development Agency, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Co-Founder

2016 - 2020
Processly Education Technology Platform, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Co-Founder / Advisor

2016 - 2018
EPIPHYTE Lab, LLC Architectural Design and Research Collaborative, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Web Developer

2009 - 2014
openUU Ltd. Design Research Consultancy, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Co-Founder / Technical Director

openUU is an award-winning design research agency that focuses on Space Conversions and Design Collaborations. We design and create with an approach of playful pragmatism. We are interested in creating supernormal moments by re-searching and re-arranging normal, everyday notions. We create to engage with people, and engage with people to create. openUU’s wide-ranged clientele includes: Swire Properties Management, Nike 360 Holding B.V., Osage Gallery & Art Foundation, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hong Kong Arts Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hsin Chong Construction Group, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

Projects by openUU:

  • 15,000 sf penthouse office, spa, and lounge renovation for private client
  • accACC: office renovation for Asian Cultural Council
  • AL-wch: warehouse art space for private client
  • APC: concept retail store design for Andes Premium Catch
  • Art Flat: pop-up art shop at ART HK fair for Para Site art space
  • Artist Home Base: brand consulting for Hong Kong Arts Centre’s artist-in-residence program
  • Cinema 2.0 ifva: exhibition design for Hong Kong Arts Centre
  • CIS: cafeteria renovation for Chinese International School
  • Cityplaza: 50,000 sf mall renovation for Swire Properties Management
  • FoFo: private kitchen and roof lounge design
  • Freespace: event venue design and management for West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
  • HKTB LA: installation for Hong Kong Tourism Board
  • La Viva Suites: hotel interior design for Hsin Chong Construction Group
  • modelScape: display platform prototype for Times Properties
  • Nike Conference: corporate office renovation for Nike 360 Holding B.V.
  • Osage Open: 10,000 sf warehouse art space for Osage Gallery & Art Foundation
  • platform (1x2): warehouse space conversion for private client
  • Para Site: facade and gallery renovation for Para Site art space
  • SCM7/K11: exhibition design for City University of Hong Kong
  • villageTerrace: kitchen conversion for private client
  • zzt: parametric design consultation for stadium shell


2011 Summer
Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, New York, NY, USA
Architectural Design Intern

2009 - 2010
EPIPHYTE Lab, LLC, Architectural Design and Research Collaborative, Ithaca, NY, USA
Project Designer

2006 Summer
POS-A.C. (POSCO Architects & Consultants), Seoul, Korea
Architectural Design Intern

Press & Publications

2020 April
PBS
Feature on Project AMELIA: “IMMERSIVE.WORLD Next Wave Immersive”

2019 September
Pittsburgh City Paper
Feature on Project AMELIA: “Bricolage takes on the tech industry with the immersive Project Amelia”

2019 September
Pittsburgh in the Round
Feature on Project AMELIA: “Scintillating Surrealism in Bricolage’s Project Amelia”

2019 August
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Feature on Project AMELIA: Review: Take the next step in immersive theater with Bricolage’s ‘Project Amelia’

2019 August
Architizer
Feature on the Digital Media Series: Rhinoceros book: “10 Top Software Guides for Architects and Designers”

2019 July
No Proscenium: The Guide To Everything Immersive
Feature on Project AMELIA: “Pittsburgh: Project Amelia, Bricolage is Back!”

2019 Feb
Digital Media Series: Rhinoceros
Co-author of independently published manuscript

2017 October
CMU News
Feature on wats:ON Festival: SHIFT: “wats:ON? Festival Returns to Carnegie Mellon Nov. 2-4”

2017 October
NEXT Pittsburgh
Feature on wats:ON Festival: SHIFT: “Carnegie Mellon University’s wats:ON? Festival Explores Immersive Art and Technology”

2017 October
Pittsburgh City Paper
Feature on wats:ON Festival: SHIFT: “wats:ON? Festival Returns to Carnegie Mellon University”

2014 December
hinge Vol. 230
Feature on openUU Project, Nike Conference: “SWISH”

2014 October
designboom
Feature on openUU Project, Nike Conference: “openUU’s conference center explores the brand DNA of NIKE”

2014 March
Cornerstone
Feature on openUU project, Cityplaza: “Cityplaza Unveils its Beauty Secret”

2014 March
South China Morning Post
Feature on openUU project, platform (1x2): “Architects rekindle passion for plywood, 70 years after Eames chair”

2013 December
indesignlive.HK
Feature on openUU: “openUU Opens Doors to Collaboration”

2013 June
d+a issue 74
Feature on openUU: “Youthful Ambitions: openUU”

2013 May
Association Vol. 5 by Cornell AAP
Feature on openUU project: urbanUPLIFT

2013 February
South China Morning Post’s PostMagazine
Feature on openUU: “Design File: openUU”

2013 January
Perspective Global Magazine
Feature on openUU project: farmScape

2012 December
Sofa Magazine
Feature on openUU: “1 Room 3 Ways”

2012 November
Perspective Global Magazine
Feature on openUU: “Asia’s Rising Talent: openUU”

2012 November
South China Morning Post
Feature on openUU project: Artist Home Base

2012 May
Wall Street Journal
Feature on openUU: “To Doze, Design in Hong Kong”

2012 May
Perspective Global Magazine
Feature on award recipient openUU: “2012 40-Under-40”

2012 May
CNN Go
Feature on openUU project: Art Flat: “10 reasons art lovers should visit Hong Kong right now”

2012 March
South China Morning Post’s PostMagazine
Feature on openUU project: platform (1x2)

2012 March
hinge Vol. 199
Feature on openUU project: platform (1x2)

2011 December
Interior Design Magazine No. 15
Feature on award recipient openUU: “Best of Year Award”

2011 September
A View on Harvard GSD Vol. 3
Feature on openUU project: platform (1x2)

2011 September
Interior Design Magazine China
Feature on openUU project: modelScape

2011 August
Interior Design Magazine No. 10
Feature on openUU project: platform (1x2)

2011 January
hinge Vol. 197
Feature on openUU project: platform(1x2)

2010 August
Interior Architecture of China
Feature on openUU project: farmScape

2010 January
Urban Art Projects
Feature on openUU project: farmScape

Service & Activities

2015 - present
Computational Design Lab, Co-director
Carnegie Mellon University

2021 - present
School of Architecture Computation / Representation Course Stream Committe, Chair
Carnegie Mellon University

2021 - present
School of Design and Architecture Website Committee, Member
Carnegie Mellon University

2017 - 2021
School of Architecture, Director of Computing Strategy + COVID-19 Virtual Task Force
Carnegie Mellon University

2019 - 2020
School of Architecture Head Search Committee, Member
Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2020
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Jury for Residency-in-Your-Room Fellowship
Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2019
wats:ON Festival Across the Arts, Web Developer
Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2019
IDeATe: Bioform, Guest reviewer for course # 48233
Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2019
Fundamentals of Computational Design, Guest reviewer for course # 62275
Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2019
Designing for the Internet of Things, Guest reviewer for course # 49713
Carnegie Mellon University

2016 - 2018
Master of Tangible Interaction Design (MTID) Program, Track Chair
Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2018
Mixed Reality Special Interest Group (XR SIG), Co-Convener
Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2018
Responsive Mobile Environments, Guest reviewer for course # 48528 / 48758
Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2018
IDeATe: Shaping the Built Environment, Guest reviewer for course # 62315
Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2017
Computational Design: Practices, Histories, Infrastructures Symposium, Workshop Chair
Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2017
Inquiry into Computation, Architecture and Design, Guest speaker / reviewer for course # 48727
Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2017
wats:ON Festival Across the Arts, Associate Curator
Carnegie Mellon University

2016 - 2017
Emerging Media Masters (EM2) Program, Track Chair (CFA)
Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2017
Interchange, Career development platform for School of Architecture, Founder
Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2017
UI/UX Design and Architecture: Leveraging Web Technologies for and by Architects, Presenter
AIA Build Pittsburgh Conference

Fall 2016
Introduction to Media Synthesis and Analysis, Guest speaker / reviewer for course # 62150
Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2016
Inquiry into Computation, Architecture and Design, Guest speaker / reviewer for course # 48727
Carnegie Mellon University

Summer 2016
Data Analytics for Urban Design, Guest speaker for course # 48714
Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2016
Designing for the Internet of Things, Guest reviewer for course # 49713
Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2016
Interactive Art & Computational Design, Guest reviewer for course # 62726
Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2015
Sandbox3D alpha: Web App Development for Real-time Social Design Collaboration, Presenter
The Graphical Web Conference

Fall 2015
Art + Conversation, Presenter
Mattress Factory Museum

Fall 2015
Urban Design Methods and Theory, Guest speaker for course # 48740
Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2015
Interactive Art & Computational Design, Guest reviewer for course # 62726
Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2015
Design Interface : Interface Design, Henry Hornbostel Lecture
Carnegie Mellon University

Productions

2019 Fall
Project AMELIA, Bricolage Production Company
Immersive theater production
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2017 Fall
Body Drift, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University
Immersive audiovisual performance production
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2017 Fall
Spatial Narratives via Web Graphics, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University
Research seminar final exhibition
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2015 Spring
Liminal Interventions, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University
Hybrid interfaces exhibition / public review
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2015 Spring
Design Communication, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University
Research seminar final exhibition
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2013 Summer
SCM7/K11, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
Exhibition design
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

2012 Winter
urbanUPLIFT, Hong Kong & Shenzen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture
Public pavilion / installation
Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

2011 Spring
Projection One, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
Multisensory interactive media installation
Cambridge, MA, USA

2009 Winter
farmScape, Hong Kong & Shenzen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture
Public pavilion / installation
West Kowloon, Hong Kong

2009 Spring
metaCAVE v.2, Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning
Prototype pavilion installation
Ithaca, NY, USA

Research Advising

2022 May
Data Abstraction in Urban Transit Simulation by Ruoqi Bai
Master of Science in Computational Design, Carnegie Mellon University

2021 May
ShapeHub: An Online Collaboration Platform Implementing Version Control for Collaborative Design by Qiao Zhang
Master of Science in Computational Design, Carnegie Mellon University

2020 May
Rethinking PropTech: Drawing Insights About the Real Estate Technology Industry Through Technical Experimentation by Ian Friedman
Master of Science in Computational Design, Carnegie Mellon University

2020 May
A Mixed Modeling Environment Exploring Tangible and Digital Interactions for Iterative Design Modeling by Hongtao Ma
Master of Science in Computational Design, Carnegie Mellon University

2018 May
Fluid Design: Platform Agnostic Experience Design by Rehan Butt
Master of Tangible Interaction Design, Carnegie Mellon University

2018 May
Force Haptic Interaction for Room-Scale 3D Painting by Daiki Itoh
Master of Tangible Interaction Design, Carnegie Mellon University

2018 January
Designing for Interaction and Insight: Experimental Techniques for Visualizing Building Energy and Consumption Data by Hetian Cao
Master of Science in Computational Design, Carnegie Mellon University

2017 May
HADEN – Using Virtual Reality as an Expressive Medium for Spatial Design by Qiaozhi Wang
Master of Science in Computational Design, Carnegie Mellon University

2017 May
Field Computing: Tools Towards Collaborative Survival by Jen Liu
Master of Tangible Interaction Design, Carnegie Mellon University

2017 May
Scaffolding Positive Engagements Between Strangers in Public Spaces by Robert Zacharias
Master of Tangible Interaction Design, Carnegie Mellon University

2015 May
Signal: Intuitive Hand Gestures for Granular Synthesis by Jeffery Concepcion Hidalgo
Master of Tangible Interaction Design, Carnegie Mellon University

2015 May
Competitive Togetherness: Encouraging Positive Health-Related Behaviors by Amy Friedman
Master of Tangible Interaction Design, Carnegie Mellon University

Teaching

2022 Spring
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Course Instructor: 62275: Fundamentals of Computational Design (Second Year BArch Core Course)
Course Instructor: 48205C: Interface Architecture : Architecture Interface (Second Year BArch Option Studio)

2021 Summer
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Course Instructor: 48689: Digital Skills Workshop (Prep Course For Incoming Graduate Students)

2021 Fall
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Studio Coordinator: 48100: Poeisis Studio 1 (First Year BArch Core Design Studio)

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Course Instructor: 54383 / 54883: Introduction to Digital Media (Undergraduate / Graduate Core Course)

2021 Spring
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Studio Instructor: 48205: Elaboration II (Second Year BArch Core Design Studio)
Course Instructor: 62123: Digital Media II (First Year BArch Core Course)

2020 Fall
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Workshop Instructor: 48300 / 48630: Environment, Form & Feedback (Second Year BArch and First Year MArch Core Design Studio)
Course Instructor: 62122: Digital Media 1 (First Year BArch Core Course)

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Course Instructor: 54383 / 54883: Introduction to Digital Media (Undergraduate / Graduate Core Course)

2020 Summer
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Course Instructor: 48689: Digital Skills Workshop (Prep Course For Incoming Graduate Students)

2020 Spring
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Course Instructor: 62275: Fundamentals of Computational Design (Second Year BArch Core Course)
Course Instructor: 62123: Digital Media II (First Year BArch Core Course)

2019 Fall
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Studio Instructor: 48630: Environment, Form & Feedback (First Year MArch Core Design Studio)
Course Instructor: 62122: Digital Media I (First Year BArch Core Course)

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Course Instructor: 54383 / 54883: Introduction to Digital Media (Undergraduate / Graduate Core Course)

2019 Summer
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Course Instructor: 48689: Digital Skills Workshop (Prep Course For Incoming Graduate Students)

2019 Spring
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Studio Instructor: 48205: Elaboration II (Second Year BArch Core Design Studio)
Course Instructor: 62123: Digital Media II (First Year BArch Core Course)
48599 / 48736: Independent Study / Master’s Independent Study (4 Students)

2018 Fall
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Studio Instructor: 48630: Environment, Form & Feedback (First Year MArch Core Design Studio)
Course Instructor: 62122: Digital Media I (First Year BArch Core Course)

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Course Instructor: 54383 / 54883: Introduction to Digital Media (Undergraduate / Graduate Core Course)

2018 Summer
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Course Instructor: 48689: Digital Skills Workshop (Prep Course for Incoming Graduate Students)

2018 Spring
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Studio Instructor: 48205: Elaboration II (Second Year BArch Core Design Studio)
Course Instructor: 48125: Digital Media II (First Year BArch Core Course)

2017 Fall
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Studio Instructor: 48300: Environment, Form & Feedback (Third Year BArch Core Design Studio)
Course Instructor: 48120: Digital Media I (First Year BArch Core Course)
62633: Spatial Narratives via Web Graphics (Elective Course)

2017 Summer
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Workshop Instructor: Pre-College Architecture Digital Fabrication Workshop

2017 Spring
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Studio Instructor: 48205: Elaboration II (Second Year BArch Core Design Studio)
Course Instructor: 48125: Analog & Digital Media II (First Year BArch Core Course)
48796 / 62911: MTID Thesis Studio / CFA-EM2 Thesis Studio (Graduate Thesis Studio)
48599 / 48736: Independent Study / Master’s Independent Study (5 Students)

2016 Fall
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Studio Instructor: 48300: Environment, Form & Feedback (Third Year BArch Core Design Studio)
Course Instructor: 48120: Analog & Digital Media I (First Year BArch Core Course)
48599 / 48736: Independent Study / Master’s Independent Study (3 Students)

2016 Summer
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Studio Instructor: Pre-College Architecture Design Studio
Workshop Instructor: Pre-College Architecture Digital Fabrication Workshop

2016 Spring
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Studio Instructor: 48205: Elaboration II (Second Year BArch Core Design Studio)
Course Instructor: 48125: Introduction to Digital Media 2 (First Year BArch Core Course)

2015 Fall
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Studio Instructor: 48300: Environment, Form & Feedback (Third Year BArch Design Studio)
Course Instructor: 48105: Introduction to Digital Media 1 (First Year BArch Core Course)

2015 Spring
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Studio Instructor: 48410: Liminal Interventions: Hybrid Interface Design Build Studio (Advanced Architecture Design Studio)
Course Instructor: 48548: Design Communication: Design Interface Research Seminar

2014 Fall
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Studio Instructor: 48300: Environment, Form & Feedback (Third Year BArch Design Studio)

2013 Fall
The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Studio Instructor: ARCH5001: Urban Spine Parasite (Second Year MArch Design Studio)

2012 Summer
Hong Kong Interior Design Association, Chaiwan, Hong Kong
Workshop Instructor: Instructed visiting students from Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea in a week-long design workshop, as part of the event, “East Gathering”

2011 Fall
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, USA
Teaching Assistant: Assisted professor Panagiotis Michalatos in technical workshops for the graduate-level course, “Computational Design [Numerical Descriptions]”

Digital Skills

Programming: Processing, C++, C#, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, OpenGL, PyTorch, WebGL

2D & 3D: Blender, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, AutoCAD, CATIA, Digital Project, Figma, Grasshopper, Maya, Miro, Revit, Rhinoceros, Sketch, Sketchup, Unity, 3DX Max

Rendering & Analysis: Design Builder, Maxwell, Radiance, Vray, Keyshot, DIVA

Fabrication: 125W & 5000W Laser Cutter, 3-Axis CNC Router, 3D Printer (ABS, FDM, Zcorp), Mastercam, Robotic Waterjet, Robotic 6-Axis Mill

Management: Adobe Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Office

Languages & Locale

Fluent in English and Korean

Conversational Mandarin

Lived and Worked in Canada · Chile · China · Hong Kong · Italy · Japan · South Korea · Taiwan · United Arab Emirates · USA


Resume available upon request.