Unknown Practice is an idea-based design venture, located in New York City. We're dedicated to research and implementation of creative urbanism in physical and cultural formats. Through careful observation of the site and project environment, our solution is not limited to a disciplinary workscope of landscape, architecture, park, garden, infrastructure, or art, rather, an intellectual integration of design and planning.
UNKNP has won at international design competitions and works have been exhibited or presented at the University of Cambridge, UK; the Forks, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada; Center for Architecture, Battery Park, Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, SoHo Digital Gallery, NYC; The Jam Jar Gallery, Dubai; Tampa City Hall; Gwangju Design Biennale, Korea and the Museum of City of New York.
UNKNP is included in "30:30 Landscape Architecture" by Meaghan Kombol published by Phaidon.
YI KYU CHOE
Yi is a founding partner of Unknown Practice. He has worked as director of Group Han Associates NYC, chief correspondent at Landscape Architecture Korea magazine’s NYC bureau, and adviser for the Forum for Culture City Ulsan. Yi received MLA from the University of Toronto on the Kwanjeong Scholarship, and BA and Master of City Planning from Seoul National University. He worked at James Corner Field Operations as a landscape designer, and SWA Group, San Francisco/Sausalito, as a design intern. His licensure includes American Institute of Certified Planners, LEED accredited professional, and registered engineer of ecological restoration in Korea. His book, “시티오브뉴욕(City of New York)” was published in 2015 with the support of the Samsung Press Foundation.
Mike is a founding partner of Unknown Practice, where he pursues his intersecting interests in architecture, landscape, and urbanism. He studied architecture at the University of Florida and went on to graduate with an M.Arch from the University of Texas at Austin. Michael taught a course in Visual Communication while at UT-Austin, then moved to New York to intern at Snøhetta where he worked on the Virginia Tech Center for the Arts, and continued working on large-scale cultural projects at Westlake Reed Leskosky.