Julie Ju-Youn Kim, AIA, RA NCARB
Juror | William H. Harrison Professor & Chair, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
Julie Ju-Youn Kim, AIA is thenWilliam H. Harrison Professor & Chair, School of Architecture, at Georgia Institute of Technology where she founded and currently directs the Flourishing Communities Collaborative, an interdisciplinary research and design lab. Incorporating goals of equity and inclusion in scholarship and design pedagogy, Julie received the 2023 AIA Georgia Educator of the Year and the 2023 ACSA Collaborative Practice Award, for connecting the academy and architectural practice by creating replicable models of engagement to expand equity through access. As both an educator and a practitioner, Julie’s research advances the discourse around the future of the discipline and practice of Architecture.
With support from the New Venture Fund/Public Interest Technology-University Network and Partnership for Inclusive Innovation, Julie’s teaching and research leverages data-driven and quantitative methodologies to solving social and cultural problems in the built environment. Julie is a licensed architect whose publications link her leadership and teaching in pursuit of interdisciplinarity in architecture education, research, and practice. As editor and author of four chapters of the forthcoming (expected December 2023) Interdisciplinary Design Thinking in Architecture Education (Routledge/UK), Julie extends the dialogue to a global scale, bringing practice and pedagogy into a single conversation. She received her M. Arch from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and BA from Wellesley College.