Professional Profile: Michael Kyungjoon Cho 2021

Michael Kyungjoon Cho

Name: Michael Kyungjoon Cho

Title: Associate

Company: FXCollaborative Architects

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: California

Education: University of California at Berkeley (BA), Columbia University (MArch)

First job: Swimming instructor

First job in real estate or allied field: Steinberg Architects in San Jose, California

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future?:As a senior designer, I have worked on various residential and mixed-use projects. Most recently, I served as a project designer for 77 Greenwich in the Financial District, which will be completed early 2021. I am currently working on a large public transportation project in NYC, along with a team of talented colleagues.

How do you unwind from a busy day?:Riding a bike and walking

Favorite book or author: Noam Chomsky 

Favorite movie: “Oldboy” by Park Chan-Wook and any movies directed by Ridley Scott

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded:Peppa Pig songs for my daughters. Surprisingly well-made music and easy to listen to while working.

One word to describe your work environment: Synergistic

Rules to live by in business: Make sure you love it.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go?:Anthony Bourdain, at a local street food place in a conflict zone.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job):Food critic