박대권 박사는 시라큐스 대학교에서 학부장이자 부교수를 지내고 있으며 MATR LAB를 운영하고 있다. 뉴욕 주 건축사로 미국과 한국에서 건축 프로젝트를 진행하고 있고 하버드 대학교에서 디자인 박사를 취득했다. 디지털 패브리케이션, 컴퓨테이셔널 디자인, 그리고 하이브리드 재료 분야 전문가로 버섯으로 만든 집, 식재료를 생산하는 집, 택배로 배달되는 집, 자동차 자판기 및 달/화성 마을 등을 연구한다.
Dr. Daekwon Park is the Undergraduate Chair and Associate Professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture. He is a faculty research fellow and director of the MATR LAB (Material Archi-Tectonic Research Laboratory) at the Syracuse Center of Excellence. Daekwon is a registered practicing architect based in New York and received his Doctor of Design degree at Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Before joining Syracuse Architecture, Park engaged in a wide range of teaching and research opportunities at Harvard, MIT Media Lab, Rhode Island School of Design and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He actively collaborated with Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering (Harvard), Material Processes and Systems Group (Harvard GSD), Responsive Environment and Artifacts Lab (Harvard GSD), High-Low Tech Group (MIT Media Lab), Changing Places Group (MIT Media Lab), and Media and Design Laboratory (EPFL). He also has served as project manager at the Material Processes and Systems Group at Harvard GSD and was the recipient of the Jack and Elizabeth Meyer University Scholarship from Harvard University and the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship from the University of Illinois.
Before establishing his practice MATR, Park gained extensive experience in large-scale sports and entertainment facility design and had practiced in various countries around the world including USA, Australia, China, and Korea. During his appointment as director in Korea for Populous (formerly HOK Sport), he managed all the projects in Korea including the Ansan Baseball Dome, Gimpo Sports Town Masterplan, and the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Main Stadium.