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Spatial Design
Design Intelligence

연세대학교 건축 공간 디자인 & 디자인 인텔리전스 연구소


Design of the built environment and design technologies

Architectural Design + Technology


Soungmin Yu  PhD / ARB / RIBA

Assistant Professor


Soungmin Yu is an Assistant Professor at Yonsei University and the director of Spatial Design & Design Intelligence Research Lab. She is a practicing architect (UK chartered architect RIBA/ARB), researcher, and educator formerly based in London. Prior to joining Yonsei University, she had 14 years of experience working for international practices in London, Amsterdam, and New York. She has experience working on projects with diverse scales, programs, and complex forms throughout all the design stages and has built projects. She was a lead architect at Zaha Hadid Architects, where she worked as a design architect and a specialist partaking in research to create a computational design methodology for evaluating the social performance of design alternatives. Her previous places of work include Foster + Partners, SOM, and UNStudio. She has taught workshops and design studios in the UK, the US, and the Netherlands, most recently as a lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. She obtained her 5 year professional degree (B.Arch) in architecture from Cornell University, Master of Science degree (MSc) from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, and a Ph.D. (Dr. phil) from Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien. Her research focuses on social and qualitative aspects of the built environment, and computational design  methodologies. 

Application is open for graduate studies

SD & DI research lab welcomes applicants who are interested in computational design methodologies,

understanding the factors in our built environment that influence our social behaviour and other qualitative experiences,

and applying the latest design technologies to investigate social and human-centred design issues.  

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