- Master of City Planning, UC Berkeley
- M.Arch, UC Berkeley
- B.S., Architecture, State University of New York at Buffalo
Kim is a Job Captain for Pyatok Architects, Inc. offering her instinctive attention to details and problem solving to the firm. Kim uses a multi-disciplinary approach to her practice making the most out of her dual degrees in City Planning and Architecture together with her strong interest in education.
She joined Pyatok Architects in 2010 with special focus on the participatory design and master planning process for Waterman Garden, a new 250 unit revitalization project for the County of San Bernardino Housing Authority. Kim is often tapped to engage in Pyatok's large-scale development projects helping the team to address a diverse set of challenges---both in planning and in architecture---when designing for low income communities. Her recent contributions to projects include Paradise Creek Affordable Family Housing, Avalon Hayes Valley Market Rate Housing, and Harrison Street Senior Affordable Housing.
In addition to professional practice, Kim has taught planning studios since 2010, and leads the embARC Design Academy at the College of Environmental Design (CED). Suczynski Smith is a founding member and designer with Recess, an interdisciplinary design collaborative and is involved with the Policy Committee at East Bay Housing Organization (EBHO).