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Young-Tack Oh

Michigan Mellon Design Fellow

Young-Tack Oh is an architectural designer and a founding member of the experimental studio Archipleasure. His speculative research and practice look broadly at contemporary issues of architecture, urbanism, and policy through the exploration of tactical hacks in the built environment. Always seeking critical explorations through collaborations with other professionals in different fields, the work has received a number of international awards, including the UK’s Creative Conscience Award for his project “Endangered Communities Act”, the Lille Design for Change Merit Award for “Guide to Counter-Foxiness”, and Expanded Environments Award for ”In Praise of Dust”. In parallel, he has worked professionally for Shared Studios in Washington D.C. and Mapos in New York City. Young-Tack holds a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Architecture from University of Michigan where he received the Gaylord and Roberta Watts Architectural Merit Award. He is the current Michigan Mellon Design Fellow on Egalitarianism and the Metropolis and leads the ArcPrep program in Detroit.