Bongjai Shin

HKS Inc.

Bongjai Shin is an architect at HKS Los Angeles. He has extensive experience in mixed-use and high-rise residential projects from feasibility study to punch list in construction administration including Metropolis in Los Angeles and Century Plaza Redevelopment in Century City, which are the biggest and the most expensive project in each city respectively. More importantly, he has been researching on design automation and developed his own software and workflow with the research group Labot he founded. Since applying his software to USC Student Housing, he spoke at BILT NA 2019 in Seattle and has been actively advocating the power of generative design in space planning. He was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and received a Master in Architecture degree from Harvard University.

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COVID-19 Update

20th May 2020

DBEI has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation around the world. While some parts of our society are beginning to open in baby-steps, none of us know how the situation will develop over the coming months. As such, DBEI has now made the decision to postpone all our 2020 events to 2021 as the well-being of all our partners and participants in our events remains our utmost priority. For new details on each region please visit our event pages. We have also sent communications to all registered attendees, speakers or sponsors for all of our 2020 events.

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