Ph.D. Candidate, Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design

LEED AP, Licensed Architect in France and Korea



2015 ~ Present    Ph.D. in Architecture and Design Research – Building Science, Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design

2014 ~ 2015    Master of Science – High Performance Building, Georgia Institute of Technology (not completed due to the transfer to the Ph.D. program above)

2007    DPLG (equivalent to Master of Architecture and French Architecture License), ENSAPLV (École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette)

2006    Maîtrise en Architecture, ENSAPLV

2004    Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Minor: Environmental Design), Ewha Womans University

2018    Future Professoriate Certificate, Virginia Tech Graduate School

2017    BPA (Building Performance Analysis) Certificate, Autodesk

2014    Korean Architecture License, KIRA (Korean Institute of Registered Architects)

2012    LEED AP, USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council)



2017.05 ~ Present    Participation in urban planning projects through Hill Studio Scholarship program, Hill Studio, Roanoke

2011.02 ~ 2014.07   Project Architect, BAUM Architects, Seoul

2008.10 ~ 2010.12   Project Designer, GRADE Architecture & Interior, New York City

2008.03 ~ 2008.06   Intern, OBRA Architects, New York City

2007.07 ~ 2007.11   Intern, Buffi & Associé, Paris



2015 ~ Present    Teaching Assistant for Environmental Building Systems I and II courses, Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design

2017 ~ Present    Teaching Assistant for Environmental Design Research, Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design

2016.06 ~ 2016.08    ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) BTRIC (Building Technologies Research & Integration Center): Intern



2018    Hill Studio Scholarship

2018    SBSE (Society of Building Science Educators) Scholarship

2018    Mid-Atlantic Chapter of RCI Inc. Research Poster Competition: 2nd Place

2018    Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies Research Poster Competition: 3rd Place

2017    Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies Student Initiated Grant

2015    Department of Energy (DOE) Race to Zero Student Competition, Best Analysis Award (project team leader)

2014    Hanwha Training Center Architectural Design Competition, Winner (project team member)

2013    Dong-Suh Literature Award, Short Story – Honorable Mention

2011    Prime Minister’s Residence Architectural Design Competition, Honorable Mention (project team member)

2002    Dean’s List, Ewha Womans University




Jo, S. J. (2018). Teaching CFD as a Pedagogy for Architectural Design. Paper presented at the PLEA (Passive Low Energy Architecture) conference, Hong Kong.

Soo Jeong Jo, J. J., Elizabeth Grant. (2018). Trends in the application of CFD for architectural design. Paper presented at the ARCC (Architectural Research Centers Consortium), Philadelphia.

Pallin, S., Boudreaux, P., Jo, S.J., Perez, M., & Albaugh, A. (2017). Simulations of indoor moisture generation in US homes. In Advances in Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelopes: Materials, Systems and Simulations. ASTM International.


Non-Scholarly books (in Korean)

Jo, S.J. (2010). Parisien Diary. Seoul: Jisangsa

Jo, S.J., Kim, K., Lee, S. (2002). Three Students’ Round-the-World Trip. Seoul: JA M&B



Modeling and Graphic Software

Revit, Auto CAD, Sketch-up, Rhino, Grasshopper, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator

Building Performance Simulation Software

e-Quest, Design Builder, IES, Sefaira, Ladybug, Autodesk CFD, Flow Design

Mapping and Statistics Software

ArcGIS (ArcMAP), Minitab, SPSS



English, French, Korean



2018 ~ Present    Student Member of SBSE (Society of Building Science Educators)

2003    Director of Rock Musical Rent, presented by college students’ theater group LIMELIGHT

2000    World University Visit and Round-the-World Trip Project (Asia – Middle East – Europe – Africa), organized by three college students (including myself), sponsored by SAMSUNG