Min Young graduated from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design. Her interest in lighting arose from those studies; this career choice attracted her because of the positive impact that thoughtful lighting design can have on the environment.
She was accepted into the Master’s Program at Parsons The New School for Design and moved to New York City, where she went on to earn a Master’s degree in Architectural Lighting Design. Min Young excelled in her chosen educational field: she received a merit scholarship from Parsons, and won a Thesis Award for a study of using colored light and shadow to transform vacant lots in New York City, improving people’s visual experience in those neighborhoods.
To supplement her studies, Min Young worked as an intern at CBB during 2016; following a brief assignment with Cooley Monato Studio, she joined CBB as a full-time designer in 2017. At CBB, she works on a variety of projects, including office towers, historic building renovations, and government facilities.
Min Young says, “I am intrigued by the challenge of creating lighting solutions that embrace both the functional and the aesthetic aspects of architectural design.”