After graduating from the Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association, he was a designer and project architect for the Office of Zaha Hadid, and a consultant to Gehry Technologies. Simon has taught studios and workshops at MIT, Yale University, and the AA.
Professor Kim's recent research has been an engagement with electronic devices, dynamic environments and urban space as a continually mediated and perceptual frame. His post-graduate work at MIT was on cybernetics, machines, architecture, and their translated design experiences through interfaces. Simon has presented his research at conferences on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, and Cybernetic Science and Systems Research.