Jin Young Song, AIA

Associate Professor - Department of Architecture
jsong11@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 323 - (716) 829-5898

Associate Professor - Department of Architecture
jsong11@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 323 - (716) 829-5898

Jin Young Song headshot.

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. To explore resilient building envelope applications and alternative construction systems, Song’s recent projects are investigating instability design applications (snapping, buckling, stack-interlocking, etc) in architecture. 

Prior to joining the University at Buffalo, he worked as a senior designer at the SOM New York office. 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 awards including Forge Prize, iF Design Award, A|N Best of Design Awards, Laka Award, A+ Architizer Award, AZ Award of Merit, AIA NYS Design Award, NYSCA Independent Project Grant Award. Song’s design works are also exhibited at Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (Buffalo), Light+Building (Frankfurt), Seoul Museum of Art, and Dongdaemun Design Plaza (Seoul).