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
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 (in preparation) Engineering ring morphologies: Towards a generative description of the courthouse typology.
Park J and Economou A (in preparation) The Dirksen grammar: A generative description of Mies van der Rohe’s courthouse design language.
Park J (2017) Tracing Gangnam: Towards a theoretical model of the superblocks in Gangnam. In: Proceedings of the 26th International Union of Architects World Congress, World Trade Center Seoul and Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea, 3-10 September 2017.
Peponis J, Feng C and Park J (2017) Diversity and scale in superblock design. Tsinghua Design Magazine 5(13): 30-41.
Peponis J, Park J and Feng C (2016) The city as an interface of scales: Gangnam Urbanism. In: Kim S, Chinn E and Ahn K (eds) The FAR game: Constraints sparking creativity. Seoul: SPACE Books, pp.102-111.
Park J and Economou A (2015) The Dirksen variations: Towards a generative description of Mies’s courthouse language. In: Real Time: Proceedings of the 33rd eCAADe Conference (eds Martens B, Wurzer G, Grasl T, et al.), Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, 16-18 September 2015, pp.453-462.
ARCH 8833: Media and Modeling III
ARCH 4833: Media and Modeling II
ARCH 8833: Advanced Rhino
Generative design; Shape grammars; Shape grammar implementation; Building typology; Courthouse design; Formal specification of shapes; Parametric modeling
Shape Computation Lab – http://shape.gatech.edu/People/Current/Park