A native of southeastern Virginia, Kenneth Namkung is a multifaceted designer with extensive experience on large institutional and cultural projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science in architecture from the University of Virginia, where he was the production editor for Modulus 25, and a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received the Marvin E. Goody Award. He brings strong design, technical and management skills to Studio Link-Arc.
He has been involved in many of Link-Arc’s most prominent projects including the China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015, the NSFL School, 673 Fifth Avenue, and the Nanjing Gallery. He was deeply involved in coordination and editorial work for xPositions: Pavilion Dialogues, a monograph on the China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015, edited by Original Copy and published by ACTAR, a prominent architectural publisher based in Barcelona, Spain.
Kenneth Namkung started his career with Rafael Viñoly Architects, where he was involved in many institutional projects including the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building at the University of California San Francisco, and also involved in design competitions for institutional clients including: Harvard University, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Oxford. Working for Santiago Calatrava in New York, he was also a critical member of the design team for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub as well as a New Campus Complex for Yuan Ze University in Taiwan.