Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP

Dukho Yeon, AIA


Dukho Yeon was named Principal in 2018. During his twenty five years at the firm, he has served as a principal designer, managing and directing teams on projects ranging from houses to museums, hotels, high-rise office and residential buildings and urban design.

Mr. Yeon’s rigorous design process has yielded a rich array of acclaimed work. His contribution to the firm’s creative portfolio spans across the globe including the Seamarq Hotel in Gangneung, Italcementi i.lab in Bergamo, the OCT Clubhouse in Shenzhen, SoMa Master Plan and Teachers Village in Newark, Pankrac Master Plan, City Tower, City Point, and City Green Court projects in Prague, Canon Headquarters and Harumi Towers in Tokyo, and the Jubilee Church in Rome. He is currently the Principal in charge of the 685 First Avenue residential tower in New York City, two commercial buildings in Seoul and in Prague, and a residential building in Bogota.

Mr. Yeon received his Master of Architecture from Harvard University in 1989 and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. He received the highest honors and distinction from both universities including the Seipp Memorial Prize, the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal, and the Clifton Beckwith Brown Medal from Cornell University. He has given lectures in Europe and in Asia on the firm’s constant vs. evolving design philosophies with case studies of current work on the boards. He has been a visiting critic and juror at Cornell University, Columbia University, Harvard University, and the City College of New York. He is a registered architect in New York State and a member of the American Institute of Architects.