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Julie Ju-Youn Kim

William H. Harrison Professor and School Chair; Director, Flourishing Communities Collaborative

Julie Ju-Youn Kim

William H. Harrison Professor and School 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, AIA is the William H. Harrison Professor and Chair at Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture, 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 licensed 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. She is editor and author of Interdisciplinary Design Thinking in Architecture Education (Routledge, 2023); contributing author to the forthcoming Teaching Carbon Neutrality: A Compilation of Award-winning Architectural Design Studio Methodologies (Routledge); and contributing author to Teaching and Designing in Detroit: Ten Women on Pedagogy and Practice (Routledge, 2020). She received a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College and a 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