James Park

Instructor; Ph.D. Candidate


Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Current
Master of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012


Generative design; Building typology; Courthouse design; Shape grammars; Formal specification of shapes; Parametric modeling


James Park is a Ph.D. student in the School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research investigates courthouses as a building type and focuses on designing and implementing a generative description of the building type in the form of a shape grammar. James is a research assistant at the Shape Computation Lab and his contributions include the administration of a funded research project, Courtsweb: A visual database of contemporary US courthouses, in collaboration with GSA and US Courts; generative and parametric modeling in formal design studies; and design and implementation of various databases and web applications. He is an instructor for the series of courses on computational media and modeling at the School of Architecture and a teaching assistant for the Georgia Tech Architectonics in Greece and Italy Study Abroad Program. James holds a BSArch and an M.Arch from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Park J and Economou A, The Dirksen Grammar: A Generative Description of Mies van der Rohe’s Courthouse Design Language, Nexus Network Journal: Architecture and Mathematics, 21(3): 591-622, 2019.

Economou A, Hong T-C, Ligler H and Park J, “Shape Machine: A Primer for Visual Computation” in Computational Studies on Cultural Variation and Heredity (Proceedings of the 3rd Cultural DNA Workshop), Ed: J-H Lee, Daejeon: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, pp. 79-102, 2019.

Quan S J, Park J, Economou A and Lee S, Artificial Intelligence-Aided Design: Smart Design for Sustainable City Development, Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 46(8): 1581-1599, 2019.

Economou A, Yu J and Park J, “Figuring Threeness: A Pictorial Enumeration of All 3-Line Shapes Based On An Underlying Triangular Configuration” in Time Space Existence (Catalogue of the 4th Edition of Biennale Architecture Exhibition), Ed: GAA Foundation, Amsterdam: European Cultural Centre, pp. 126-127, 2018.

Quan S J, Park J, Economou A and Lee S, “AI-Aided Design (AAD): Smart Design for Sustainable City Development” in The Proceedings of the 58th Annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA, October 25-28, 2018.

Park J, “Tracing Gangnam: Towards a Theoretical Model of the Superblocks in Gangnam" in The Proceedings of the 26th International Union of Architects World Congress, World Trade Center, Seoul, Korea, September 7-10, 2017.

Peponis J, Feng C and Park J, “Diversity and Scale in Superblock Design” in Urban Design (Tsinghua University Press Journal), 5: 30-41, 2017.

Peponis J, Park J and Feng C, “The City as an Interface of Scales: Gangnam Urbanism” in The FAR Game: Constraints Sparking Creativity (Catalogue of the Korean Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale), Eds: S Kim et al., Seoul: SPACE Books, pp.102-111, 2016.

Park J and Economou A, “The Dirksen Variations: Towards a Generative Description of Mies's Courthouse Language” in Real Time: Extending the Reach of Computation (Proceedings of the 33rd Conference on Education and Research in Computer-Aided Architectural Design in Europe) – Volume 1, Eds: B Martens et al., Vienna: Technical University of Vienna, pp. 453-462, 2015.

ARCH 6010/1020: Media and Modeling I

ARCH 6020/2020: Media and Modeling II

ARHC 8833/4833: Advanced Rhino