Cho & Urano is an architecture office in Salt Lake City, Utah providing a full scope of services on projects of all 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 collected images.

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
is a principal and founder of Cho & Urano. She is a native of Seoul, South Korea, where she earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Seoul. She also holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, and has worked in the offices of Kyle May, Toshihiro Oki, and Julian von der Schulenburg in New York. She currently serves as an Associate Instructor in the University of Utah School of Architecture.

Nickolas Sasha Urano
grew up in Honolulu and Salt Lake City. He holds a BA from UCLA and a Master of Architecture from Princeton. Prior to establishing Cho & Urano he worked in a number of offices in the U.S. and Asia, including Jones Partners Architecture, MAD, Mass Studies, IDEO, and Levenbetts. He currently serves as an associate instructor in the University of Utah School of Architecture.

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