Principles in Practice | Presentation and Q+A with Kim Yao, FAIA


Date: 10/12/2023

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an engaging evening of thought-provoking discussions and interactive Q&A with the brilliant architect Kim Yao, FAIA

Learn how Architecture Research Office’s process and culture fosters consistently high-quality design that elevates people and place. Explore the firm’s diverse past and present work and research-based process in a presentation led by Principal Kim Yao, FAIA, followed by Q+A.

Using case study projects, Yao will discuss the importance of client engagement and embedding values in design. The lecture will address the role of collaboration and strategic planning in achieving transformative architecture.

This series fortunately coincides with Bakehouse’s planning of its building renovation and campus expansion.

Please enter through the red door facing 32nd Street. Free street parking available on 32nd Street and 6th Avenue.

About the speaker

Kim Yao, FAIA, is Principal of Architecture Research Office (ARO), a New York City firm united by their collaborative process, commitment to accountable action, and social and environmental responsibility. ARO’s work has earned the firm over a hundred design awards including the 2020 National AIA Architecture Firm Award. Yao is a lecturer at MIT and has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; the School of Constructed Environments, Parsons the New School for Design; and Barnard College.

She has lectured throughout the United States and abroad. Kim has been awarded the AIA New York (AIANY) Medal of Honor and the Beverly Willis Foundation Mentorship Award. She was President of AIANY in 2020 and serves on the Board of the Center for Architecture. She holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from Columbia College: Columbia University and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University.