Aaron was born and raised in Southern California to immigrant parents from South Korea. He's always had an appreciation for creative outlets growing up (e.g. photography, sketching, calligraphy) and his interest in architecture began during a summer program at Otis College of Art and Design. Soon after, he further pursued architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he was also involved in AIAS and Tau Sigma Delta (Architecture Honors Society). In 2017 he had the opportunity to spend an academic year in Florence, Italy, where he took classes with local architecture professors and students. During his time there he also traveled to 16 other countries, where he got to see architectural works he researched during his time at school.

Prior to SPF:a, Aaron worked at firms in the Los Angeles and Orange County area largely specialized in high-end custom homes.

Beverage

La Croix

Symbol

@

Object

003 Micron Pen (Black)

Era

Camera

Location

Sahara Desert

Building

Church of the Light by Tadao Ando

Vehicle

Gulfstream G650

Song

Old Fashioned - Bruno Major

Ritual

Morning coffee

Activity

Fishing and photography (at the same time)

Tagline

Realest Realist

What do you love about architecture?

It's creative problem solving. But first you must recognize the problem.

In one word where do you find inspiration

Traveling

What color is architecture?

Off-white