Balancing Memory with Invention

Tai Soo Kim, FAIA

Tai Soo Kim Partners, West Hartford, CT

The creative process is naturally to be explained differently according to one’s training and one’s place along the professional journey. At 40 years of age and counting, I have arrived at a creative process which I characterize as a balance between personal experience and empiricism, between convention and invention, between the organic and the abstract.

With the use of some PowerPoint images, I will illustrate how my early childhood memories of a small Korean village influence how my dialectic process has been honed over a lengthy career here in the United States.