Soo Jung Ryu is a PhD Fellow at Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark, researching the potential of seaweeds in coastal adaptation strategy in urban shorelines of Denmark in light of sea‐level rise. She worked as an architect for practices in New Zealand, South Korea and the UK for seven years. For the past four years, Soo has returned to academia to explore ways in which research in the creative disciplines can contribute to rethinking the current business‐as‐usual urban development.


Soo has a South Korean heritage and a New Zealand nationality and is currently based in Denmark[1] since 2017.



  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)from University of Auckland: 2003-2008

  • Master of Architecture in Sustainability (MArch) from Victoria University of Wellington: 2009-2010

  • Master of Science (MSc) in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning in Aalborg University: 2017-2019

  • PhD in Urban Landscapes in Aarhus School of Architecture: 2019-2022


  • PhD fellow in Denmark: 2019-2022

  • Architectural Assistant in South Korea: 2018

  • Architectural Assistant in the United Kingdom: 2015-2017

  • Architectural Graduate in New Zealand: 2006-2014



  1. Lincoln Planning Review – see appendix

  2. Critical Plant Studies – see appendix

  3. Article for Byrummonitor – See appendix

  4. Potential article for biophilic cities journal?

  5. And other publications before starting PhD – on sustainable architecture


[1] Although, my Danish language competency is limited (Level: Danskprøve 3 – Beginner to intermediate level) and my understanding of the Danish context, I hope to contribute my broad international experience both in practice and in academia to bring “new” perspectives and approaches to the Danish LUPD scene.



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