new york
lighting design



Jung Soo Kim holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in architectural lighting design from Parsons School of Design in New York City, a Master of Arts degree from New York University and Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul. Prior to joining the firm in 1994, she was the Founding Principal of Human Environmental Design, a twelve-person interior consulting and construction firm initially established in 1986. During this period she led teams responsible for designing and building galleries, museums, retail shops, boutiques, clinics, department stores and residences.

Since joining BPI, Ms. Kim has worked on a wide variety of lighting design projects including hotels, retail, master plans, residences, convention centers, museums, parks, performing art centers, educational facilities, hospitals and exterior flood lighting of bridges and buildings. Her creativity and clear understanding of poetic use of light brings unique insight and creativity to her work. She has been recognized and praised for working on a wide variety of prestigious projects with clients and architects from all over the world. She has been honored with many awards including the Lumen Award, the Lumen Citation, International Illumination Design Award of Merit, and the IALD Award.

She taught lighting design in the MFA degree program in Lighting Design at the Parsons School of Design in New York City for eleven years, and is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.