Eui-Sung Yi is a Partner at Morphosis and Director of the NOW Institute. Yi joined Morphosis in 1992 and co-managed the Korean branch of Morphosis from 1994-1997, where he oversaw the construction of the firm’s first high-rise building. Currently, Yi serves as the Project Principal the Sejong M-Bridge (Sejong, Korea), and for Hanking Center Tower (Shenzhen, China) – a 350-m commercial tower with a revolutionary detached-core design.
Yi’s position of Director with The Now Institute is a 10-year culmination of research initiatives and speculations with Thom Mayne on emerging urban issues confronting major metropolises and disaster-stricken cities. Collaborating with Mayne, Yi has led graduate research studios on Los Angeles, Madrid, and most recently, Haiti and Cap-Haïtien. Significantly, his team received a PA Award for LA Now: Vol. 3, the first academic publication to be awarded the recognition.