Brenda Kim BAS BArch ARB RIBA


Brenda studied Architecture at The University of Auckland in New Zealand. She also studied at the Seoul National University in Korea as an exchange student with scholarship. Afterwards, Brenda worked at Shanahan Architects. as a project leader delivering a number of residential projects, ranging from residential masterplan to luxury private residences.

In 2007 Brenda moved to the United Kingdom and worked at Foster and Partners. She worked on a wide range of international projects such as high density residential projects in Almaty, Kazakhstan, winning competitions including mixed use Huadu masterplan in Beijing, China. She designed the executive rooftop restaurant / leisure centre and luxury apartments on The Skymark, a mixed use tower in Istanbul, Turkey.

Since joining Marks Barfield, Brenda has been involved in education sector including Islamia Primary School, Stormont House School, and Saltley School delivering projects from concept stage to completion. She has also led Greenwich Gateway Pavilion as a project architect from competition to completion. She was promoted as an Associate and has been running major competitions and projects such as Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge and Cambridge Mosque.

Brenda’s design approach is focused on the spatial experience of the architecture within its physical and environmental context. Her passion to spatial design is driven by the history, the culture, and the people while bringing a poetic attention and a strategic planning to the client’s brief.