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Inquiring + Intuition – The Health, Safety and Welfare of Architecture presented by The University of Miami School of Architecture

October 11

5:30 pm


How as architects do we balance pragmatism with inventiveness, and negotiate the challenge of the building project? In a presentation led by Principal Kim Yao, FAIA, learn how Architecture Research Office integrates research with their design process to consistently achieve high-quality design that elevates people and place. The lecture will address the importance of collaboration and engagement in achieving transformative architecture and will explore the firm’s diverse past and present work and design methodology. Each attendee will gain an understanding of varied ways research can underpin and complement practice.

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 diverse body of work has earned the firm over a hundred design awards including the 2020 National AIA Architecture Firm Award. Kim 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.

5:30 pm Reception
Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building
1218 Theo Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables

6:30 pm Lecture
Jorge M. Perez Architecture
1215 Theo Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables

1.5 Continuing education credits (CEU) offered. Sponsored by The Miami Chapter of American Institute of Architects. Contact [email protected] for more info.



October 11
5:30 pm
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