Seijin NaPhD Student, Design Studies


SeiJin Na is currently a Ph.D. student within the department of Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research interests involve redesigning living environments to resolve key worldwide challenges of an aging society. Her research objective is to create a design guideline or test methodology in the design process for creating human-centered space.

Prior to her enrollment at UW–Madison, SeiJin practiced for several years as an Architectural Designer in Korea. During her years, she participated in several outstanding design projects which collaborated with an award-winning design firm UN Studio in the Netherlands. She also has experience working as a research intern at the Architecture and Urban Research Institute and joined an architecture rules and regulations paper funded by the Korean government.

Education and Relevant Experience

M. Arch, Architecture, Cornell University

B. Arch, Architecture, Hongik University

Awards and Recognitions

Graduate School Fellowship, School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison | 2020

Earl R. Flansburgh Merit Award, Cornell University | 2013

Merit-based Scholarship, Hongik University | 2008-2010

Korea National Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship, Korean government | 2007

Portrait of Seijin Na in Nancy Nicholas Hall.

Degree Program

  • Design Studies: PhD