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Associate Professor, School of Architecture | UNC Charlotte

Kyoung Hee Kim


Dr. Kyoung Hee Kim is Director of the Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL) an interdisciplinary research platform for integrating architecture design and innovative building technologies. Dr. Kim is registered architect in the state of North Carolina and has practiced as both an architect and engineer. 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 has served as PI for a 2020 NSF STTR award, 2020 and 2019 NSF Team Program, 2017 and 2013 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grant, 2011 EPA-P3 award, and institutional research grants to develop advanced building enclosures and regenerative building technologies toward net zero energy architecture. She received the 2021 R&D award for microalgae façade system and is the recipient of NSF ICorps Team and AIA Upjohn grants.