Julie Kim

Associate Professor; Associate Chair, School of Architecture; Director, Undergraduate Program


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 the Associate Chair of the School of Architecture, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Associate Professor with tenure at Georgia Institute of Technology. She is also the founder and principal of c2architecturestudio, an award-winning architectural practice. At c2architecturestudio, Julie searches for opportunities where academic research and collaboration can inform her professional efforts.

c2architecturestudio’s creative efforts have been recognized by noteworthy awards, including an AIA/DC Unbuilt Award, SARA Design Award, and an AIA National Honor Award. Julie has been featured in international journals including SPACE, Korean Architect, and Architectural. Her original work has been exhibited at the Kibel Gallery, Cranbrook Art Museum, District Architecture Center, Detroit Public Library, FLAK Gallery, and the Detroit Artists’ Market. Her current research interrogates applied urban and architectural design principles on cities and sites in transition. She is under contract with Routledge for a book (May 2017) that reveals the potential of new urban landscapes, architectural provocations, and the inherently optimistic acts of making and building.

As an educator and practitioner, Julie is committed to broadening the platform and audience of architecture by building bridges and fostering connections between the academic and professional studios. Her previous academic appointments include 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; Visiting Professor 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.

“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