The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis installed Sung Ho Kim as the Raymond E. Maritz Professor of Architecture on March 27. Kim began teaching at the Sam Fox School in 2002, and he is also the design director of architectural firm Axi:Ome. Kim’s primary research is design practice, developing various commissions globally with international competitions. He is focused on teaching design that bridges technology, science and ecological investigations.
Carmon Colangelo, the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School, opened the program. “I’m deeply grateful to be able to gather with you in person today as we recognize the truly stellar work of Sung Ho Kim,” he said. “We recognize Sung Ho for his innovative, powerful and cutting-edge work in the field of architecture, and for a sustained record of excellence in teaching, and for his dedicated record of service to the Sam Fox School.”
As Kim began his address, he opened with gratitude and the adage that it takes a village to raise a child, “but it takes an entire city of St. Louis to raise a Raymond E. Maritz Professor.” He went on to share a video on eudemonic practice, or a practice that “produces happiness or bases the idea of happiness as the proper end of conduct.”
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