HyoMan Kim started IROJE KHM Architects in 1990 after working at Space Group of Korea, which was founded by SuGeun Kim, the Korean master architect. He has received many awards including the iconic Architizer A+ Award, the German Design Award, WA Award, ARCASIA Award, Modern Decoration International Media Award, Korea Architectural Culture Award, Seoul Architecture Award, Gyeonggi-do Architectural Culture Award, Gwangju Architecture Award, and the Critic’s Architecture Award of the Year. He participated on invitation to international exhibitions including the Good Life in New York, Vertical Factory by New York University, Paju Book City by AEDAS gallery in Berlin Germany, The modern architecture to make history alive, hosted by the Japan Institute of Architects,
and the UIA General Meeting Invitation Exhibition, in Torino, Italy. His works have been published in all the countries of the world and he was the editorial advisor of CONCEPT magazine in Seoul. He was also a contributing architect at the 15th Venice Biennale, 2016. He held the adjunct professor position at the Graduate School of Architecture in Kyonggi University, University of Seoul and Dankook University. HyoMan Kim sustains the legitimacy and purity of architecture, while attempting to restore the identity of urban architectural culture in Korea, in an age where blind westernization has been inherited. To this end, he explores and researches the traditional nature of Korean architecture, in both past and present times, to establish unique and distinguished identities of urban architectural culture in Korea, through which he intends to find the meaning and grounds on which to establish the existence of Korean architectural culture both globally and locally.