Dr. Kyoung Hee Kim is an associate professor of the School of Architecture at UNC Charlotte, teaching comprehensive design studio, research-based topic studio, sustainable façade seminar and the building systems integration core technology course.
Dr. Kim was trained as both architect and engineer and has more than 15 years of experience in architecture practice, education and research. Her expertise lies in performance-based design, innovative building systems integration and high performance facades as a way to improve the sustainability of the built environment. Dr. Kim was a PI for AIA Upjohn research grant, EPA-P3 award and institutional research grants to develop high performance façades, including microalgae facades, micro-oculus facades, and passive kinetic facades. She has offered lectures and workshops in the United States, Korea, Hong Kong, and China about integrated performance-based design. Dr. Kim co-chaired the Architectural Research Centre Consortium (ARCC) conference: the Visibility of Research at UNC Charlotte in 2013, and has served as a faculty advisor for the USGBC UNCC Student Chapter since 2011. As a façade consultant at Front Inc., NYC, she involved in a wide range of buildings including Shenzhen Energy Mansion (China, Completion 2017), Shinsegae HQ (Korea, Completion 2016), World Trade Center Museum Pavilion (NYC, Completion 2012), High Line 23 (NYC, Completion 2011), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia, Completion 2009) and private/public buildings with green building labeling such as LEED, GBI and Passivhaus.
Dr. Kim holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering and a Master of Architectural Engineering from CBNU, Jeonju, Korea and a Master of Architecture, a Master of Science and a Ph.D in Architecture from University of Michigan Ann Arbor.