Julie Kim

William H. Harrison Chair; Director, Flourishing Communities Collaborative

Julie Kim

William H. Harrison Chair; Director, Flourishing Communities Collaborative


B.A., Wellesley College
M.Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Design, Culture, Architecture, Urban, Post-Industrial Landscapes, Tectonics


Julie Ju-Youn Kim RA AIA is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology and founder and principal of c2architecturestudio, an award-winning architectural practice. 

At Georgia Tech, she is the Director of the Flourishing Communities Collaborative, an Academic Research Lab that endeavors to educate, advocate and offer design solutions to neighborhoods who are traditionally under-resourced and underserved by the design disciplines. Her current project, the recipient of the highest award offered by the Public Interest Technology University Network, is researching methods to bring affordable design and sustainable technologies to the Westside Neighborhood – English Avenue.

Professor Kim has been featured in international journals including SPACE, Korean Architect, and Architectural Record – and her professional work has received recognition from awards programs, including an AIA/DC Unbuilt Award, SARA Design Award, and an AIA National Honor Award. She is the editor of Dialogues in Design Thinking: reconsidering the interdisciplinary design studio experiment in the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech (Georgia Tech, 2021); co-editor for Radical Good Trouble (Georgia Tech, 2021); and invited author for a chapter and co-author of the conclusion in Teaching and Designing in Detroit: Ten Women on Pedagogy and Practice. (Routledge, 2019) Her current book project, Interdisciplinary Design Thinking in Architecture Education (Routledge, 2023), will include essays and case study projects from academic institutions and practice.

Professor Kim’s previous academic appointments include Associate Chair and Director of the Undergraduate Program at Georgia Tech School of Architecture; Associate Professor, Director of the Summer Institute, and Director of the Comprehensive Building Design Studio at The Catholic University of America; Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program at the University of Detroit Mercy; Lecturer at the University of Maryland; Visiting Professor for the Paris International Studio at Lawrence Technological University; and Visiting Professor at Boston Architectural College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College and her Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

2023 ACSA Collaborative Practice Award for “The Power of Place and Social Production: building a sustainable community through design and technology in Westside Neighborhood - English Avenue”

“The Geography of Korean Architects in the World,” SPACE, 49th Anniversary Feature Issue. November 2015.

Masjid: Luminous, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [HOK recognized with 2014 Faith and Form/IFRAA Award]
HOK/DC (through Design Development)
Interior and Exterior Development and Design/Build led and coordinated by c2architecture studio [construcTWO, PLLC] working with Saudi Aramco Project Management Team and Jacobs Zate

2013 AIA/DC UNBUILT Award of Merit, infoCUBE: light monitors, Detroit, Michigan

ARCH 3012: Architectural Design Studio
ARCH 3012: Architectural Design Studio
ARCH 4011: Architectural Design Studio
ARCH 4012: Architectural Design Studio