Hi Sun’s experience includes work in the United States, and internationally in South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan and Vietnam.
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Hi Sun Choi has more than 25 years of experience in structural analysis, design and review of a wide range of building types, including commercial, cultural, mixed-use, residential and aviation. She has specializations in the design of supertall buildings in high seismic and high wind regions, performance-based design and waterfront developments on reclaimed land.
During her career, Hi Sun has served as the lead designer and project manager of high-profile projects on multiple continents. These include Barclays Investment Bank headquarters and 30 Hudson Yards in New York City; We’ve the Zenith, Seoul International Financial Center and New Songdo City in South Korea; SOCAR and Ministry of Taxation Towers in Azerbaijan; and Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar.
Academic and Professional Contributions
Hi Sun is committed to helping the next generation of engineers. She is a frequent lecturer on supertall building design at universities in the United States and internationally, and has served as an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
An active member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Hi Sun is currently serves on the organization’s skybridge steering committee. She was co-chair of the CTBUH Outrigger Working Group and was a principal author of a technical guide on outrigger design for high-rise buildings. Hi Sun is also an active presenter at CTBUH conferences and other industry events.
Hi Sun and her family enjoy traveling. Each year, they look to explore a different National Park and add to a list that includes Yosemite, Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Acadia. She and her husband are oenophiles and for the past three years, have tried their hands at winemaking at a winery in New Jersey.
• Tall and supertall buildings
• Long span structures
• Seismic risk assessment
• Performance-based design
• Wind performance analysis
• Waterfront developments on reclaimed land
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