Korean-Spanish architect born and raised in a little town in the Mediterranean. The multicultural environment Chije originated from, has been integral in defining her own aesthetic and architectural inclinations.
After earning valuable experience working with FAD award holders BOPBAA Arquitectes (Oriol Bohigas, Iñaki Baquero and Francesc Pla) in Barcelona, Chije reallocated to New York, where she had the opportunity to build on her previous training, attaining new skills and working on an international basis. Her mentors Amale Andraos and Dan Wood were integral in establishing her architectural career in New York. Through her work with Andraos and Wood, Chije was able to collaborate on various scale projects, ranging from artistic and institutional, to utopical designs such as the 3.C. City, a synergy between WORKac and the Avant-Garde San Francisco collective Ant Farm for the Chicago Architectural Biennial. Prior to joining the MQ family, Chije worked at Handel Architects, focusing on residential and mixed-use towers based in New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Atlanta and co-founded VilaKang along with Paula Vilaplana, an experimental creative practice that explores the role of architecture in new media environments.