CHO & URANO
cho & urano
Cho & Urano is an architecture firm in Salt Lake City, Utah providing a full scope of services on projects of various types and sizes, and engaging in architectural research through experiments and theoretical projects.
We started in 2020 after winning an international competition with our project House for Our Mothers. Prior to that we worked in offices in Los Angeles, Beijing, Seoul, San Francisco, and New York.
We approach each project as a continuing investigation into relationships between architecture, structure, and landscape, using sketches, models, and
Our research has touched on a variety of subjects, including houses, housing, urban design, and infrastructure. It has been exhibited in Seoul, Los Angeles, and New York, as well as at the International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, and has been published internationally in A+U, Shinkenchiku, and others.
HANSONG CHO, AIA
Hansong Cho received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Seoul and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. She has managed numerous residential and cultural projects in New York for the offices of Kyle May, Toshihiro Oki, and Julian von der Schulenburg. Her personal work has been exhibited at the International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, the Hunter East Harlem Gallery in New York, and was featured in a retrospective exhibition of Columbia University’s best housing projects produced over a 40-year period. She has served on design juries at Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Southern California, and Texas Tech University, and is an associate instructor at the University of Utah School of Architecture. Hansong is a licensed architect in the State of Utah.
Sasha Urano grew up in Honolulu and Salt Lake City. He holds a BA in Architectural Studies from UCLA, where he graduated with distinction, and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. He has worked in a number of offices in the U.S. and Asia including Jones Partners Architecture, MAD, Mass Studies, and IDEO. Prior to co-founding Cho & Urano he spent four years as a project architect at Levenbetts in New York where he managed, among other things, a winning competition proposal for a public sculpture in Lower Manhattan and the renovation of a public library in Brooklyn. He is an associate instructor at the University of Utah School of Architecture.
Center for Bees featured in the Salt Lake Tribune, May 2023
Cho & Urano Receive Honorable Mention in Namdo Righteous Army History Museum Competition, 2022
House with a Corner Eave Wins Runner-Up Prize in Empowered Living Design Competition, 2021
Three Wall House and House with a Corner Eave Exhibited at AIA Utah Empowered Living Design Awards Ceremony, 2021
Salt Lake City Office Opened, June 2021
House for Our Mothers Published in A+U No. 592
House for Our Mothers Published in Shinkenchiku 2020:01
House for Our Mothers Awarded First Prize in Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition, 2020
Center for Bees
Film & Dance Studios
House for Our Mothers-in-Law
Three Wall House
House with a Corner Eave
Preston Prayer Hall
Crook Point Bridge
Great Salt Lake State Park
House For Our Mothers
Yeoui Naru Ferry Terminal
Hot Models, Cold Buildings
Tokyo Olympic Park
Harlem River Apartments
House for Two Artists
Chungmuro Print Town
House In Eagle Rock
Cho & Urano
360 W BROADWAY #228
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
T: 801 895 2002