Kyoung Sun Moon

Yale University School of Architecture, Associate Professor | New Haven, United States


Dr. Kyoungsun Moon is Associate Professor at Yale University School of Architecture. Prior to joining the Yale faculty, Dr. Moon was an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received a B.S. in architecture from Seoul National University, an M.Arch. and an M.S.C.E. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with his doctoral dissertation titled “Dynamic Interrelationship between Technology and Architecture in Tall buildings.” Dr. Moon worked as an architect at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in Chicago, one of the primer tall building design firms, and the Republic of Korea Navy.

Dr. Moon’s primary research area is integration between the art and science/technology of architecture, with a focus on tall buildings. His enduring interest lies in viewing architecture from a synthetic…

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CTBUH Designated Expert


Expert Peer Review Committee, Member (2014 – Present)

Tall Building Academic & Teaching Committee, Member (2018 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2012; Chicago 2019)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Shanghai 2012)

International Research Seed Funding, Peer Review Panel (2012)

Student Competition First-Round Jury (2020)


19 September 2012

Sustainable Structural Design of Contemporary Tall Buildings

As a building’s height increases, the required amount of structural material to resist lateral loads increases drastically due to the “premium for height.” This presentation...


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14 March 2019

Conjoined Tower Structures for Mile-High Tall Buildings

Kyoung Sun Moon, Yale University

Tall buildings are one of the most viable solutions to deal with the global phenomenon of rapid population increase and urbanization. While tall buildings are...


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01 September 2018

Developments of Structural Systems Toward Mile-High Towers

Kyoung Sun Moon, Yale University School of Architecture

Tall buildings which began from about 40 m tall office towers in the late 19th century have evolved into mixed-use megatall towers over 800 m....


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