About Dr. Kim
Professor Kim is a University of California, Berkeley-educated design theorist with research emphases on the nature of design and integrative design process; the nature and the structure of design knowledge; design knowledge acquisition; and building systems, functionality, constructability, and their integration. He is also a licensed architect. Prior to retiring, he was a professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 27 years and earlier at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His recent research and public lecture/presentations at the international level include “Curriculums and Strategies for Successful Integrative Design,” “What Would You Say Now, Mr. Vitruvius: Building Design Teleology Then and Now,” “When Science Meets Design (The Problem of Incompatibility between the Scientific and Design Knowledge),” and “Integrated Design of Tall Buildings.”
Dr. Kim has an acute sense of buildings’ design, their construction, and how they function for the people who use them. He boasts great strengths in comprehensive integrative design, especially with large-scale and tall buildings.
- Ph.D., Architecture, University of California, Berkeley (1977)
- Master of Architecture, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (1972)
- Bachelor of Science, Architecture, Seoul National University, Korea (1964)