Founder, Partner & Creative Director
Jae-Sung Chon currently teaches Environmental Design in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. He has taught architecture internationally since 1996, in Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Berlin and London. Chon has studied Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Housing, and Urbanism in various contexts. He is currently working on a research-based PhD at University College London (UCL) in affiliation with the Department of Geography and the Urban Laboratory at UCL.
Jae-Sung led the Migrating Landscapes entry to the Venice Biennale along with 5468796 Architecture Inc. and selected by a national juried competition as Canada’s official entry at the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture. Jae-Sung has maintained various forms of design practice since 1995. His works have been recognized in a number of publications including AZURE, DWELL, Canadian Architect and Western Living. He was the founding partner of both DIN Projects and OS1 Architecture/Design. In 2010, Chon initiated STUFF, an Environmental Design think-tank, to reflect his interests in the broader engagement of design and trans-disciplinary forms of research & practice.
In 2012 Jae opened MAKE / Coffee + Stuff, a espresso bar and retail venue, to pursue an engagement between the public and profession of design