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Jin Young Song, AIA

Assistant Professor
Department of Architecture


Jin Young Song

Hayes B 01H


(716) 829-5898


Jin Young Song, AIA, is a registered architect in New York State and a founder of DIOINNO Architecture PLLC, Buffalo and Seoul based design firm.

His interest is in viewing the contemporary façade as a mechanism that integrates manifold technical and non-technical elements, thereby generating a specific relationship between people and the culture. For large-scale institutional projects and tall tower projects, he designed parametric facade systems which integrate structural, mechanical and representational elements, pursuing multiplicity and flexibility. To extend this concern, he is conducting research projects on both socio-cultural importance of building facade and parametric design of dynamic facade system.

Prior to joining the University at Buffalo, he worked as a senior designer at the SOM New York office and also taught at NYSID. His projects from SOM have received numerous awards, including AIA National Healthcare Design Awards, Middle East Architects Awards, and World Architecture News Awards. Song’s professional experience also includes working for OMA in Rotterdam, Sauerbruch Hutton in Berlin, and Leers Weinzapfel Associates in Boston. He received a Master in Architecture degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Science in Housing & Interior design, Human Environment and Design from Yonsei University, Korea. He is a recipient of numerous awards including Architizer A+ Award, AIA WNY Design Award, NYSCA Independent Project Grant Award,  Re-Thinking the Future Sustainability Award, and Unbuilt Vision Award. Song’s works are also exhibited internationally at LA (USA), Rome (Italy), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Ankara (Turkey) and Daejeon (Korea).