YUN KYU YI Ph.D.

Assistant Professor @ School of Architecture & Founding Director of the Responsive Design Lab

Dr. Yun Kyu Yi teaches environmental and sustainable architecture and technology and conducts research in the area of computational building modeling and simulation, building performance evaluation and indoor occupants behavior. He is also the founder and lead investigator of the Responsive Architecture Lab (RAL) at the Illinois School of Architecture. 

Previously he has lectured several universities in Korea and taught at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an assistant professor at the department of architecture and primary faculty of the TC Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies. He is also the founder and investigator of Envitect. Enterprise seeks to develop an application for performance-based design support that links research outcomes to the development of new processes, systems, and products.

He is a lead author or co-author of numerous scientific papers. He recently published, “Developing an advanced daylight model for building energy tool to simulate dynamic shading device,” in the Solar Energy and “Programmable Kiri-Kirigami Metamaterials,” in the Advanced Material.

He worked on several consultant projects on energy saving, high-performance building design, and operation.