Soo Jeong Jo
120 Atkinson Hall
BA Ewha Womans University, Korea
MArch Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, France
PhD Candidate Virginia Tech
Soo Jeong Jo is an assistant professor of architecture at Louisiana State University. She is a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech and a licensed architect in France and South Korea. She is also a member of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE). Her research focuses on high-performance design based on building performance simulations (BPS) specifically for the early stages of architectural design. Her studies were presented in international architecture conferences and journals, including the Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) and the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) which awarded her the ARCC King Student Medal in 2019.
Along with her research, Soo Jeong has been trained as an educator through the Future Professoriate Certificate program offered by Virginia Tech Graduate School. Prior to her research and teaching, Soo Jeong was a practicing architect in Paris, New York City, and Seoul. During this time, she participated in various award-winning projects, both in architecture and urban planning, that include Hanwha Life Insurance Training Institute in Yongin, Korea, ORDOS 100 #39 Housing in Inner Mongolia, China, and Bedford Downtown Revitalization in Virginia, USA. Her professional experience sparked her research interest in sustainability and building performance, which finally led her to academia. Combining her backgrounds in research, teaching, and design, Soo Jeong explores the interactions between science and architectural design.