Program Director, Institute for Sustainable Design
Sunnie Joh is an ecological designer and builder whose focus is on building regenerative land-based systems that support and foster community-led development and local sustainability through landscape, building and plant systems design.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Cooper Union, Sunnie studied fashion design at the University of Applied Art, Vienna. After which, she worked as a freelance designer concentrating on experimental fabric structures and furniture design while learning hands-on management of a small New York fashion design studio. In 2009, she formed Sunnie Joh Design.
In her work with The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, Sunnie utilizes her knowledge and experience in designing and building of structures, clothing, furniture, and ecological systems under the auspice of entrepreneurial vision.
Sunnie received her Permaculture Design Certification from Whole Systems Research Farm in the summer of 2011 and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Sustainable Building and Design from the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont. She lives and works in New York, splitting her time between New York City and Delaware County.