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Sora Key
Sora is a Ph.D. candidate in Computational Design program. She holds M.Arch and B.S. in Architectural Engineering from University of Washington, Seattle and Kon-Kuk University, Seoul, respectively.

She was a full-time practitioner and part-time instructor for 5 years prior to CMU. She worked at several places, including Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects ( in Seattle and Space Group ( in Seoul. She had continuously taught at her Alma Mater while she worked in Seoul.

She is interested in modeling and computing experiential qualities of architectural space based on the configuration of built elements. She thinks that the way we talk about space provides us a way to analyze our design in a more intuitive and communicable way.
Sora Key
    CoDe Lab. MMCH407
    Carnegie Mellon University
    5000 Forbes ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213

last updated 8.26.2009 by sora key

A Computable Language of Architecture: Description of Descriptor Language in Supporting Compound Definitions - pdf
Sora Key
Computation: The New Realm of Architectural Design, Proceedings of 27th Conference of Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe). Sep. 16-19 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 431-438

Computing Spatial Qualities for Architecture - pdf
Sora Key, Mark D Gross, Ellen Yi-Luen Do
Proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) pp. 472-477