stpmj is an award winning design practice based in New York and Seoul. The office is founded by Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim with the agenda, “Provocative Realism”. It is a series of synergetic explorations that occur on the boundary between the ideal and the real. It is based on simplicity of form and detail, clarity of structure, excellence in environmental function, use of new materials, and rational management of budget. To these we add ideas generated from curiosity in everyday life as we pursue a methodology for dramatically exploiting the limitations of reality.
We design identity, brand and value. We design creative and innovative culture. We design unique vision of architecture.
stpmj has been recognized with architectural awards including,
Architectural Record Design Vanguard (2017),
American Institute of Architects New York Design Award (2017),
Korean Ministry of Cultre, Sports and Tourism Young Architects Award (2016),
Kim Swoo Geun Preview Award (2016),
American Institute of Architects New Practices New York (2016),
Architectural League Young Architects + Designers (2012)
Our work has been widely featured in publications including,
Archdaily, Dezeen, Architizer, Domus, Mark, Detail, Wired, Architect, Architectural Record, a+u, International Journal of Interior Architecture + Spatial Design, Wide and Space, etc.
and exhibited in Storefront for Art and Architecture, Parsons The New School for Design, Center Gallery at Fordham University, UJA Federation Sherman Campus, Van Alen Institute New York, John David Mooney Foundation Hall, Dallas Center for Architecture, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art(Korea), etc.