Samoo Architects & Engineers

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SAMOO Architects & Engineers
Founded Seoul, Korea, (1976 (1976))

Jamsil Building 7-22 Sincheon-dong Songpa-gu,
Seoul Korea

(Branch offices in New York, NY, U.S.A, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Doha, Qatar, Shanghai, China, Hanoi, Vietnam, Austin, TX, U.S.A.
Key people
Myung-Gi Sohn
Services Architectural Design, Urban Design, Interior Design, Sustainable Design, Building Information Modeling, Construction Management

Samoo Architects & Engineers (SAMOO), headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, is a multinational professional services firm which provides architectural design, engineering, interior design, urban design, sustainable design, construction management, and building information modeling services.[1] Currently the firm has over 1,100 employees based in offices located in Seoul, South Korea, New York, NY, U.S.A., Abu Dhabi, UAE, Doha, Qatar, Shanghai, China, Hanoi, Vietnam, Austin, TX, U.S.A.[2]


  • 1976 Samoo Architectural Research Institute Founded [3]
  • 1979 Converted to Korean Architecture Incorporation Company
  • 1980 Acquired License for Overseas Construction Business
  • 1985 Company Name Changed to Samoo Architects & Engineers, Inc.
  • 1993 Registered at the Korean Ministry of Works for Professional Overall Architecture Supervision Company
  • 1993 Registered as a Korean Engineering Activity Company
  • 1995 Established Branch Office in New York, USA
  • 1997 Established Samoo Research Group
  • 1998 Registered as a Korean Generalized Professional Supervision Company
  • 2003 Entered into Construction Management Business
  • 2004 Established a Branch Office in Shanghai, China
  • 2006 30th Anniversary of Foundation
  • 2010 Established a Branch Office in Vietnam
  • 2010 Established a Branch Office in Austin, USA
  • 2012 Established a Branch Office in Qatar

Notable Projects[edit]

The Americas[edit]

Asia-Pacific Region[edit]

  • D-Cube City Seoul, South Korea, 2011 / 2012 MIPIM People's Choice Award[6] /
  • Green Tomorrow, Yongin, South Korea, 2010 / Collaboration: ARUP[7] / First LEED Platinum building in East Asia,[8] Residential Architecture: Individual Houses BCI Green Design Award [9] /
  • Samsung Town, Seoul, South Korea, 2008 / Collaboration: Kohn Pedersen Fox / Business Centers Category MIPIM Asia Awards[12] /
  • Jongno Tower, Seoul, South Korea, 1999 / Collaboration: Rafael Vinoly /
  • Yongin Transportation Museum, Yongin-si, South Korea, 1999 /