About Kijeong Jeon
Kijeong Jeon is a Professor of Interior Architecture at California State University Chico. Before joining CSU Chico, he spent ten years working in the San Francisco Bay Area as an environmental designer, developing branded environments for major US corporations. He has received numerous design awards and recognitions, including ‘Critiq’ Magazine’s Annual Design Award in the environmental design category.
Aside from teaching, Kijeong’s main focus is conducting research and design on the built environment and its efficacy on mood and behavior improvement with individuals with cognitive impairments or autism. He has presented design research of autism and environmental factors at various conferences. Jeon received the IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Foundation Diversity Award with recognition of research and design of interior environments for individuals with developmental disabilities. He was an alive interviewee on KLCC radio (NPR affiliate), discussing Autism and Multi-Sensory Environments. Jeon has also contributed articles in School Construction News and Healthy Building Science Magazine about autism and environmental design. He was listed in the Interior Design section of 'Encyclopedia of Creativity V.3'.
One of his passions for autism is teaching Art programs for autistic clients.