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Snapping Light Surface is exhibited at Light + Building 2018, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany, March 18-23.

Song will be at the exhibition site during 22nd-23d, 3-6pm, at Agora A30.

Emboss Tower and Snapping Facade have won 2018 iF Award.

2018. 1.25.
The Emboss Tower is accepted to  106th ACSA Annual Meeting  |  The Ethical Imperative, March 15-17, 2018  |  Denver, Colorado. Presentation PPT

2018. 1.13.

An exhibition, ‘In’ the Facade, opens at Dongdaemun Design Plaza Gallery Mun from Jan 19th to Feb 10th.

2018. 1.16
Jin Young Song presented ‘Morphing: Parametric Design Workshop’ at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.



Snapping Light Surface has won 3rd prize at LG OLED Design Competition 2017.

More than 650 people around the world submitted their designs.  The juries include the founder and CEO of Red Dot, Peter Zec and other renowned experts in each field of design and technology. The proejct will be exhibited at the ‘Light + Building 2018’ at Frankfurt, Germany, with LG Display’s support.


Jin Young Song with Jongmin Shim has won The 2017 AN Best of Design Awards Research category


Jin Young Song’s project, HOTEL SOLITAIRE, received Honorable Mention in Architectural Design / Hospitality Architecture category from 2017 the American Architecture Prize.



Compact Renaissance :the Case of Yangpyeong and Seoul in S. Korea has been selected one of the Outstanding Papers & Design Works by UIA 2017 Seoul Scientific Committee.


Jin Young presented 'Alternative Actuation Techniques for Kinetic Surface' at UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress. Discussion session with presenters: Jürgen Steffens(JSWD Architekten), Ernst Giselbrecht (Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner), Byungkoo Lee (Heerim Architects)


Jin Young Song presented “Making of Architecture that Reacts,” (Symposium, Architectural Research on Making, Younsei University, Seoul, September 5, 2017), Organized by Prof. Sanghoon Youm (Yonsei Univ.)


Connected Living Exhibition at Seoul Museum of Art (9/3 - 11/2)

Jin Young Song's Metabolic Evolution has won Open Idea Competition for Self Evolving City of the Future

Jin Young Song's Facade Research is accepted to UIA Seoul conference in Kinetic Surface session

Jin Young Song will present 'Facade for Green Buildings' at the Korean-American Research Symposium on Urban Environments.

Hotel Solitaire has been selected as a Finalist in the Architizer A+Awards for the Unbuilt Hospitality category.

Help us become a winner here!

Jin Young Song's aged apartments research, The Face of “A Parte” received honorable mention from 2016 Steedman Fellowship competition.

Emboss Tower is featured at Meeting the Architecture 2030 Challenge: Reimagine Structure Conference as one of six finalists

Jury members:
Lise Anne Couture, AIA, Asymptote Architecture
Michael D. Flynn, FAIA, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Hauke Jungjohann Thornton Tomasetti
Ahmad Rahimian, PhD, PE, SE FASCE, WSP | PB USA
Craig Schwitter, PE, BuroHappold Engineering; and
Marc Simmons, BArch, BES, Front Inc.

Jin Young Song led the Emboss team and the entry has been selected as a finalist in Metals in Construction Magazine 2017 Design Challenge.
The grand prize-winning entry will be announced at our Feb. 24 awards conference at The Times Center, 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036, 8am-12pm.

A facade research project is accepted to ACSA 2017 105th Annual Meeting, March 23-25, 2017 in Detroit, MI

Jin Young Song's Facade Research has won 1st Prize from 2016 Laka Competition.
More than 250 Participants from 40 countries submitted 127 designs to this year’s “Architecture that Reacts” Project Team: Jin Young Song (Architect and Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo, State University of New York) Jongmin Shim (Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York)

2016.11.18. PAMO wins Honorable Mention at Tomorrow's Workplace Design Competition, presented by Metropolis and Staples Business Advantage.

2016.10.1. Jin Young Song is the recipient of 2016 AIA New York State Design Awards Unbuilt Young Category


Hotel Ascension received 2016 AZ Award of Merit

2016.9.22. Jin Young Song has received Honorable Mention from Tri An Monument International Competition. 128 entries from 29 countries were carefully evaluated by an internationally influential jury panel composed of Susan Rademacher, HON. ASLA (Landscape Lecturer, Writer, Curator, Consultant & Designer) Parks Curator, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy; Yung Nguyen (Immigrant & Successful Entrepreneur) Founder and Chairman of the Tri Ân Foundation; P.Q. Phan (Composer, Musician, & Educator) Professor of Music at Indiana University; and David M. Biagi (Architect), Director of the University of Kentucky School of Architecture. Design Team: Jin Youn Song Collaborator: Euychan Jeong (Photo from Tri An Monument Competition website)

Archello published some of Dioinno works.


Two research papers are accepted to Facade Tectonics 2016 World Congress (October 10 - 11, 2016). The conference is about facades for both professionals and academics featuring blind peer reviewed papers with both new research and case studies. Title: Glass House for Music Authors: Jin Young Song, Arthur van der Harten , Paul Battaglia Title: LEAF (Low Energy Adaptive Facade) Authors: Jin Young Song, Haiqing Lin, Jongmin Shim

Hotel Ascension is presented at the 2016 AZ Award Gala at Toronto

Jin Young Song, Bonghwan Kim(Structure engineer for High Living) and Georgios Rafailidis at A+ Award Gala

2016.4. 26.

Jin Young Song will present High Living and discuss Slum improvement using prefabrication in arhictecture.

2016.4. 12.

High Living won 2016 Architizer Jury Award

2016.4. 6.
Hotel Ascension is an AZ Award Finalist.

2016.3. 21.
We’re an A+Awards finalist - and you can help us become a winner! Vote for our project [High Living by DIOINNO Architecture PLLC] in the Unbuilt Residential Category

2016.3. 1. ZEAF(Zero Energy Adaptive Facade) wins the SMART Exploratory Grant Team: Jin Young Song (Department of Architecture) Haiqing Lin (Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering) Jongmin Shim (Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering)

2016. 2.11.
Hotel Ascension is selected as Special Mention for the d3 Unbuilt Visions 2015 international architectural design competition

2016. 1.15.
Glass House has been accepted to the ACSA 104th Annual Meeting Conference. The project will be presented in Project Session during the Annual Meeting in Seattle and published in a Proceedings book.

2015.11. 12.
DIOINNO wins 2015 Design Awards Merit Award from AIA Buffalo/WNY

2015.11. 11.
Jin Young Song and his project High Living is featured at Space Magazine

2015.10. 24. Jin Young Song at AIA NYS 2015 Design Award Gala

2015. 9. 29. Jin Young Song and Bonghwan Kim(SOM) will present Re-imagining Aged Housing: Prefabricated Apartment Remodeling Type at AIA New York State Saratoga Design Conference

2015. 8. 4. High-Living received 2nd Place Award at Steel City: Container Skyscrapers - MUMBAI organized by SuperSkyScrapers™
2015. 7. 27. Glass House received Honorable Mention by [AC-CA]™ , an international architectural competition organizer.

2015. 7. 14. P-A-R-T received “Citation” by the 2015 AIA NYS Design Awards Jury Category: Unbuilt Young (Less than 10 years)

2015. 5.15. Jin Young Song's project, DMZ Cultural Complex, is selected for the International Symposium: Architecture and urbanism for peace and reconciliation

2015. 4.15. Jin Young Song, assistant professor, and his partner firm MINIMAX in South Korea was awarded a $200,000 research grant from the Korean government to deliver sustainable urban planning solutions to the city of Yangpyeong, S. Korea under the theme of Reshaping the pattern of sprawl. Prof. Song and his combined studio of graduate and undergraduate students from both architecture and planning recently traveled to Korea for a presentation to the city mayor and site analysis. The team also participated in workshops with Yonsei University (Professor Yeonsook Lee), local engineers, and architects.

2015. 3.11. Facade As Exhibition at Crosby Hall ARC 490/590, Research Senimar, Fall 2014 University at Buffalo Professor Jin Young Song Students Chung,Gary Dai,Wei Damania,Stuti Shitanshu Donmez,Cansu Goo,Hyeongmo Jin,Hongxun Jin,Meiyan Kang,Taewoo Koudlai,Andrew Lamm,Daniel Robert Masurkar,Unnati Vinod Munagala,Bhargav Thunuguntla,Sivakrishna Koushik Walimbe,Rohit You,Jian Feng Zhang,Yuzhu

2015. 3.4. Façade: Phenomenon, Identity, Memory will examine the building facade as a cultural object with public and pervasive presence, and explore the facade as an embodiment of culture and collective identity in the digital age. The presentations and examinations of selected projects from Morphosis, SHoP, SOM and Sauerbruch Hutton will explore how ‘hard’ technologies are being deployed to enhance the ‘soft’ cultural attributes of the building envelope. This event is organized by Jin Young Song with with Nick Bruscia, Brian Carter, Annette LeCuyer and Chris Romano. Sponsors include the UB Humanities Institute, the Buffalo chapter of the AIA, Rigidized Metals and Boston Valley Terra Cotta.

2015. 1.29. DIOINNO wins 2014 Design Awards Merit Award from AIA Buffalo/WNY

2015. 1.23. Architizer interview:

2014. 12.15. ZEAF is selected by NYSCA to be one of Independent Projects funded in the State of New York with the Architectural League as non-profit sponsor.

2014. 11.21. DIOINNO wins Second Awards in Residental Concept Section at RTF Sustainability Award 2014.

2014. 11.07 . Jin Young Song will give a public lecture this Friday sponsored by UB Asian Studies. The lecture is open to the public, including those without an architecture or design background. Prof. Song will discuss what art and architecture can do for society. Please feel free to join the lecture. Asia @ Noon Presentation Slanted Memorial: Creating a Nation’s Memory Memorial and Housing at the DMZ for Families Separated by the Korean War Jin Young Song, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, UB

2014. 9.30 . Jin Young Song is selected as a speaker for the Design Like You Give a Damn : LIVE! , as a part of 5th Annual Humanitarian Conference by Architecture for Humanity at Dwell office in NY City. Design Open Mic features emerging and established designers and architects presenting their humanitarian projects.

2014. 6.27 . Jin Young Song's project Slanted Memorial is selected for Bracket 4

2014. 5.15 . DIOINNO ARCHITECTURE IN 2014 A+ AWARD GALA Jae Jang, Design Partner of DIOINNO ARCHITECTURE 2014. 4. 8. Urban Ornament - Wheels in the Sky won Best Selection WT SmartCity 2014, International Award for the Architecture. Also, the project is invited to WT Smart City Exhibition at Milan Design Week Exhibition, April 8-16, 2014.

2014. 4.5 Jin Young Song has received Nila T. Gnamm Junior Faculty Research Fund from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Center at the University at Buffalo. Research titled “Prefabricating the Vernacular”, exploring the vernacular architecture focusing on Façade in order to find an alternative way of designing urban housing in the Southeast Asia region under the critique of the modernization of developed Asian cities. This research will be done together with Brian Ravinsky (March/MUP) and Yan Duan (MUP) 2014. 4.1 QUBE is the Architizer A+ Award Jury Winner in the Products +Living: category.

2014. 3.6 Exhibition Opening: Today March 6, 2014 6-9 pm WUHO Gallery Los Angeles, March 6-23 2014 (Image from This exhibition will feature Jin Young Song's Tensile City and Venice, the City of Bridges!!!

2014. 3.4 Public Voting is Open from March 4-21. Vote Now!

2014. 1.7 - 21 EXHIBITION Unbuilt Visions exhibition showcasing Jin Young Song's Slanted Memorial at the TSMD Turkish Architectural Center in Ankara from Jan. 7-21, 2014 2013. 12.10. EXHIBITION (image from Tensile City is invited to another exhibition from Los Angeles Woodbury University, titled "Worlds of Cityvision" and will take place from March 6-23, 2014 at the Wuho Gallery, right in front of Frank Sinatra, Alfred Hitchcock and Count Base’s stars on the "Walk of Fame".

2013. 11.30. AWARD & EXHIBITION Jin Young Song's housing and memorial project, Slanted Memorial is selected as a Special Mention for the Unbuilt Visions 2013 international architectural design competition. Also this submission is selected by the curators for a forthcoming exhibition to be shown in Ankara, Turkey at the Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture Gallery during January 2013

2013. 11. 22. EXHIBITION Jin Young Song's winning entry, Tensile City, in international competition 2013 CITYVISION Rio de Janeiro, will be exhibited at Cityvision CompetitionsThe exhibition Opening November 22, 2013 7pm Studio-X Rio de Janeiro LOCATION: Praça Tiradentes, 48 Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20060-070 Brazil

2013. 11. 22. PUBLICATION (image from

2013. 11. 1 AWARD DIOINNO (Jin Young Song and Bonghwan Kim) has received the grand prize from Hyundai E&C regarding urban housing redevelopment project using P-A-R-T::Prefabricated Apartment Remodeling Type. Newspaper: 한국일보 Interview 인터뷰

2013. 10.30. Tensile City, winning entry at 2013 CITYVISION Rio de Janeiro international competition, is exhibited at Deajeon Architectural Culture Festival 2013 October 18~21, 2013 Daejeon City Hall Gallery, 1-3F Daejeon, Korea 2013. 9.30. DIOINNO (Jin Young Song and Bonghwan Kim) has presented P-A-R-T::Prefabricated Apartment Remodeling Type proposal to Hyundai E&C Technology Competition Comittee

2013. 9.10. Jin Young Song's article about his Slanted Memorial project is published at one of the major Korean newspaper English:

2013. 8.15. Jin Young Song has been appointed an assistant professor in architecture at University at Buffalo, the State University of New York.

2013. 8.15. Jin Young Song and his team has received Honorable mention from 2013 Rio Competition. Rio Cityvision Competition had 125 registered groups and received 68 proposals from all five continents. The Rio de Janeiro ideas have been judged by an international jury which had as president Alejandro Zaera-Polo and again Jeffrey Inaba, Jeroen Koolhaas, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Pedro Rivera and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia. Published at