We Are Experienced
SSPStudio is a collaborative group of young designers, artists and established architects with untiring passion and commitment to the creation and evolution of architectural design. We are passionate about our work and not afraid to take chances and new challenges with each project presented to us. We strive to be leaders in architectural design.
We Are Proficient
SSPStudio staff experience not only include formal education in design and architectural training but on-site construction administration as well. Our design service is not limited to the drawings on paper but to the construction of the building. With many years of on-site management, our architects are able to identify inconsistencies, quality of workmanship, or unauthorized changes made to the project's design. We take pride in the many skills our designers and architects have gained throughout their careers.
We Are Innovative
SSPStudio's not only strives to be forward thinking but practical as well. This practicality is incorporated with “green building” principles. We seek to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space, without sacrificing aesthetics. Since architectural design is continually evolving, our designers are kept up to date with the newest technologies, materials, finishes and design software to ensure that the building is able to functionally withstand the test of time while presenting a timeless visual design.
We Are Client Oriented
We get to know our clients. We listen carefully to understand their needs and hopes for the project in order to create a beautiful design not only with high functionality but within budget. We understand a project’s importance to each individual client. We realize the amount of work and sacrifice it takes to bring a client’s vision into fruition. We at SSPStudio keep all of this in mind as we begin a collaboration with a client.
SIMON SANGHUN PARK, AIA, LEED AP BC+D, PRINCIPAL
Simon Park has been known to take a creative pragmatic approach to architecture. Backed by years of design experience in both the United States and South Korea, Park's work is comprised of numerous building types and scales, master planning and urban design projects. Examples of Park's work include Metapolis, Acrovista, Samsung-dong I-Park in South Korea and multiple new design/construction for K-12 schools and residential buildings in the Los Angeles area. His knowledge and experience in all phases of architectural design as well as the construction administration phase, ensures the success of each project from beginning to end.
After receiving his Bachelor's degree from Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea, Simon Park began his professional career with Kunwon, one of the largest architecture firms in South Korea. His design work with the firm involved several large-scale housing, urban design projects and competitions. He was also one of Kunwon's international design coordinators, which involved collaborating with United States design firms. With this invaluable experience, Park was able to transition effectively when he moved to Santa Monica, California and became the lead designer for many Hak Sik Son & Associates' Korean and domestic projects.
Ten years of experience as the lead designer with Mr. Son has helped shape Simon Park's strong design approach and constructive knowledge. These gained characteristics have groomed him to direct his own successful practice.
In September 2010, with the support of his mentor, Hak Sik Son, FAIA, Simon Park established SSP-Studio, a design studio in Downtown Santa Monica after being shortlisted as one of the top three finalists for Los Angeles Unified School District's prototype design competition.
With great enthusiasm and passion for each project Park takes on, he continuously strives to surpass the expectations of the client. He takes into account many concerns the client would have during the design process, whether it is budgetary or stylistic concerns. Being LEED certified, Park is also able to incorporate social, ecological sustainability and economic principles into the design of the building.