Dennis Byun at Portal Studio

Dennis Byun

Architectural Designer | Visual Specialist | M. Arch


Bachelor of Architecture
Master of Architecture
University of Auckland



NZIA Best Design Awards

Dennis is specialized in

architectural visualization

Dennis Byun is a dedicated architectural designer with a passion for creating innovative and sustainable spaces that inspire and enhance the built environment. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, he brings a unique perspective to his work, having been born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in the vibrant multicultural landscape of Auckland.

His journey in architecture began with a five-year Bachelors/Master’s degree at the University of Auckland, where he demonstrated exemplary academic performance by graduating with First Class Honours. Throughout his education, he immersed himself in the rigorous curriculum, embracing architectural theory, design principles, and technical proficiency. This commitment to excellence allowed him to cultivate a solid foundation and a deep passion for the transformative power of architecture.

Following his graduation, he joined the esteemed team at Portal Studio, where he has thrived for the past 5 years. Collaborating with talented professionals, he has contributed to numerous high-profile projects that have shaped Auckland’s urban landscape. Through his meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to design excellence, he has consistently delivered innovative, and visually stunning architectural solutions that exceed client expectations.

In addition to his achievements in architectural design, he has a fervent enthusiasm for architectural visualization. With a keen eye for aesthetics and proficiency in cutting-edge visualization software, he brings designs to life in captivating and immersive ways. Furthermore, his passion extends to emerging technologies such as virtual reality (VR), the metaverse, and artificial intelligence (AI), as he recognizes their potential to revolutionize architectural experiences and push the boundaries of design.

With his blend of academic excellence, professional experience, and a keen interest in architectural visualization and emerging technologies, Dennis is poised to make a significant impact in the architectural field. He is committed to crafting environments that inspire, innovate, and foster human connection while championing sustainability. Continuously seeking new challenges and opportunities to evolve his practice, Dennis looks forward to shaping the architectural landscape of Auckland and beyond with his unique blend of creativity, technical proficiency, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.