Architecture & Construction

Eugene Kwak

Assistant Professor 10 Months Email Lupton Hall, Room 261
Eugene Kwak is a licensed architect and an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture and Construction Management at Farmingdale State College, State University of New York.  He has been running research-based projects, including the most recent project “Togather” which has been featured in the New York Times and Dwell.  “Togather” focuses on the regional food systems, land access, and empowering local farmers through providing affordable housing and long-term free land lease.  His academic research on community gardens as a pedagogical tool for architectural students was presented in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) annual conference.  During his tenure in the private sector, he focused on technology-based green and sustainable work including the New Housing New York Legacy Project.  Eugene’s entry for the Intersection: Grand Concourse 100 and Reinventing Grand Army Plaza Competition was selected as one of the top 30 proposals to be included in a public exhibition.  He is currently serving as a member of the American Farmland Trust New York Advisory Council.  He has taught architectural design, urban design seminars, and various workshops at Parsons The New School, Pratt Institute, and New York Institute of Technology. Eugene received a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Science Degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.


  • B.Arch., Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004
  • M.S., Architecture and Urban Design, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, 2005

Certificates & Licensures

  • Architect, Office of the Professions / Education Department / The University of the State of New York, 06/24/2016–02/28/2025
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council, 08/18/2006–10/21/2025 (Building Design and Construction)
  • Certified Passive House Designer, Passive House Institute, 08/09/2016–08/09/2021
Last Modified 2/2/22