JAIA’s confidence in residential design is based on its good and long track record of residential projects in UK. Innovative and customer oriented design solutions have made JAIA’s reputation in the residential sector.
JAIA LIVING includes Residential, Mixed Use, Master Planning
Regardless of its type, work space is a fundamental part of the route to success. JAIA WORKING provides bespoke design solutions to meet each unique business requirement with design excellence!
JAIA WORKING include Retail, Culture, Office, Health
Recent business development of this sector proved JAIA’s highly imaginative capability exceeds the customer’s expectations. Bespoke spatial designs with JAIA SYNTAX provide engineered spatial quality.
JAIA EXPERIENCE includes Exhibition, Event, Product display, Lighting design
Joint Architectural Intelligence Associates
The collective thinking of JAIA architects draws upon experience from their own career, studies and experiments for JAIA’s unique Architectural Intelligence. In particular, the harmony of systematic design approach of principal director Jai combines with the empirical experimentation of workshop director Joo to build the foundations of JAIA philosophy. JAIA believes this unique synergistic process makes the company different from other architects.
Jai Hyuk LeePrincipal Director,
AA Dipl. RIBA ARB
As a chartered architect of RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects), Jai Hyuk Lee is the principal director of JAIA. He has previously worked for KPF, Llewelyn Davies Yeang and PCKO in London. His 16 years professional experience includes Residential, Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Leisure, Mixed Use Development, Master-plan and Urban Planning, from early stage design to completion.
Joo Han BaekDirector,
Before becoming a director of JAIA, he previously worked for Edward Cullinan Architects, London. There he was involved in various office projects including Mixed Use, Education, Cultural, City Master-plan, and Residential. His unique experiences in various architectural workshops in Japan, Taiwan, France and India, have developed his knowledge of construction processes into another level.
Suresh A’rajSenior Architect,
Suresh A’Raj is senior architect of JAIA with 25 years experience in ARU, KPF and other practices. He has led multidisciplinary design teams in a wide range of projects, including office, cultural and residential. He joined JAIA on their early projects and now is responsible for a number of projects which are past planning consent and through the construction phase.
Jeeyeon HaAssociate Partner,
Jee Yeon Ha is a multidisciplinary designer who has a background in interior, environmental and urban design. She earned a MA in Interior and spatial design from Chelsea College of Art and Design then completed another MA degree course in Urbanism and Housing at the AA school of architecture. Currently, she is working on various projects which include exhibition and spatial design at JAIA.
Dabriel ChoiInterior Architect
Dabriel Choi has been gaining reputation and been involved with both interior and external design works for residential, commercial and retail property since 2000. Previously worked as a Design Consultant at JHP design, with his broad understanding and valuable relations within the world of construction business, Dabriel also acted as a key member for oversea architectural and interior design projects.
Seung ho YooR&D Manager,
MA, MSc, PhD Candidate
As Research & Development manager of JAIA, he is an urban researcher and architect, working in the field of architecture, social science, environment and urban design. His focus is on the relationship between technology and public space, communities, social enterprise, urban politics and governance. His work in architecture is related to cultural programme, industrial building and renovation.
Sulah ParkArchitectural Assistant
Sulah Park studied Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College, University of the Arts London and earned a BA degree in Arts and Design. Her passion for spatial design together with an interest in real estate development has been instrumental in the productive research and analysis for sites of residential development potential in selected districts around London. She is working on various development projects at JAIA.
Hyoungwoo Benny KimJAIA Korea Director
AA Dipl. RIBA ARB
Hyoungwoo Benny Kim has joined JAIA as a founding director of JAIA Korea. He has developed his professional career through Gensler, PLP, SSA, and Kun-won architects in London and Seoul. His involvement from conceptual design to the practical completion at high-end residential, Retail, Hospitality, Leisure and Master-planning projects has given him architectural adaptability to any type of project.
FEB. 2013 Surface Design Award 2013, Winner
We are pleased to announce that JAIA has won the Public Building Interior Surface award for Korean Film Archive project at Surface Design Awards 2013! Jai and Jee Yeon attended the award ceremony at Business Design Centre, London 7th FEB 2013 and were presented the trophy. The Korean Film Archive designed by JAIA Architects was [...]Read More
JAN. 2013 Larkhall Lane Completion
Larkhall Land the infill development for 3 flats in Stockwell, Lambeth has finally been completed. JAIA has overcome various constraints to complete the very first project of the practice. The completed flats were received very well in the market.Read More
DEC. 2012 Wimbledon House
Construction of two luxury houses in Wimbledon has kicked off in November 2012. Piling is almost completed on site. JAIA has successfully managed to polish its planning scheme to receive “delighted” clients’ response to its improved design. The project is programmed for completion in 14 months time.Read More
NOV. 2012 Korean Film Archive at KCC is a finalist at the Surface Design Awards
JAIA is extremely excited that our recent work ‘Korean Film Archive’ at the KCC (Korean Cultural Centre), London has been selected a finalist in Public Building Interior Surface Category for Surface Design Award 2013. There were a large number of entries from all over the world and JAIA has once again demonstrated that its strong [...]Read More
OCT. 2012 Liverpool Biennial 2012 – Terra Galaxia
Terra Galaxia is an exhibition in the collateral event “City State” in Liverpool Biennial 2012. Sponsored by the City of Incheon, it has accommodated new works from six art- ists Suknam Yun, Kyungah Ham, Suk Kuhn Oh, Sen Chung, Seoung Won Won and Wil Bolton. ISKAI Contemporary Art commissioned JAIA to design the exhibition “Terra [...]Read More
OCT. 2012 Seymour Road – in progress
Having started pilings and excavation for the lower ground level earlier this year, the structure of the scheme for 9 self- contained flats in Hampton Wick, Richmond has reached to the roof level. The form and proportion of the building is leg- ible in its context, celebrating its position as a corner build- ing to [...]Read More
SEP. 2012 Mantle Court – completed
This project, to a tight budget, in Brockley has been recently completed. Two years ago JAIA had secured planning con- sent for adding 5 flats on top of the existing semi-circular 2 storey property, near Brockley station, which consists of retail units on the ground floor and flats on the first floor. Through the construction [...]Read More
AUG. 2012 Korean Film Archive
“Korean Film Archive” – the exciting project at The Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) in London has finally been completed. 12 sliding panels, each holding a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, represent information panels demonstrating the effect of “scanning” and “displaying”. Vertical LED lighting to the edge of the sliding panel makes the scanning effect on the [...]Read More
JUL. 2012 JAIA Presented Regeneration Strategy
JAIA submitted a paper at the 14th Annual Village Forum in Ansan, South Korea on the 30th of July. As the output of re- search on ‘The Study of Housing Renewal in Ansan’, JAIA presented a statistical analysis to compare 4 housing areas in Ansan and suggested a regeneration strategy for the city. An intensive [...]Read More
JUN. 2012 Bentcliffe House
JAIA is pleased to announce that the long waited planning application for Bentcliffe House has finally been granted con- sent. The scheme sought to convert a structurally precarious listed building on a cliff in St. Brelade, Jersey island, into a 750sqm modern luxury house with guest rooms & swimming pool. Eco-friendly approach to the project [...]Read More