Kyoung Sun Moon

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

About

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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Kyoung Sun Moon

CTBUH Roles

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)

Videos

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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Research

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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Research

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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3 May 2019

IIT Final Reviews and Annual Open House

Final reviews were held for the “Sustainable Vertical Urbanism: Towards Net-Zero Carbon Skyscrapers”, undertaken by the IIT College of Architecture, with assistance from CTBUH and SOM.

14 December 2018

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 7 No. 4

The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 7: Number 4 includes ten papers featuring deep investigations into tall building design.

28 September 2018

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 7 No. 3

The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 7: Number 3 includes seven papers featuring deep investigations into tall building design.

9 July 2018

Sustainable Vertical Urbanism Forum

“Sustainable Vertical Urbanism” symposium held by CTBUH/Tongji with speakers including CTBUH Academic & Teaching Committee members.

27 June 2018

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 7 No. 2

The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 7: Number 2 includes eight papers featuring deep investigations into tall building design.

15 June 2018

2018 China-Korea-Japan Tall Building Forum

The 2018 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum was held on June 15th, 2018 at the Busan Haeundae Grand Hotel in Korea.

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...

19 September 2012

Track 8: Structural Elements Q & A

The Track 8 panel consisting of: Xue Yi Fu, CCDI; Kyoung Sun Moon, Yale University; Richard Liew, National University of Singapore took questions from delegates.

11 October 2011

Diagrids for Twisted, Tilted, Tapered and Free Form Tall Buildings

Diagrids, with their perimeter diagonals' triangular configurations, not only provide very distinguished architectural aesthetics in any existing urban context but also produce very efficient structural...

03 March 2008

Material-Saving Design Strategies for Tall Building Structures

Kyoung Sun Moon from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign discussed stiffness-based design methodologies for tall building structures at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in...

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...

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....

01 March 2018

Dynamic Interrelationship between the Evolution of the Structural Systems and Façade Design in Tall Buildings

Kyoung Sun Moon, Yale University School of Architecture

The emergence of tall buildings in the late 19th century was possible by using new materials and separating the role of structures and that of...

01 December 2016

Diagrid Systems for Structural Design of Complex-Shaped Tall Buildings

Kyoung Sun Moon, Yale University School of Architecture

Today’s architectural design trend based on the recognition of pluralism has led to multiple design directions for all building types including tall buildings. This contemporary...

01 December 2016

Diagrid Structural System for High-Rise Buildings: Applications of a Simple Stiffness-based Optimized Design

Simos Gerasimidis, Panos Pantidis & Brendan Knickle, University of Massachusetts; Kyoung Sun Moon, Yale University School of Architecture

The ingenuity of structural engineers in the field of tall and super-tall buildings has led to some of the most remarkable inventions. During this evolution...

01 March 2016

Outrigger Systems for Structural Design of Complex-Shaped Tall Buildings

Kyoung Sun Moon, Yale University

Today’s architecture can be best understood only through the recognition of pluralism, and, as is true of other building types, multiple design directions are prevalent...