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Kristina Yu

  • Associate Professor, AIA, NCARB

/ 505.277.8508


Education

  • MARCH, Harvard University
  • BARCH, Illinois Institute

Research

  • Design Technical Synthesis of Building Materials
  • Processes
  • Construction
  • Housing
  • Technology

Kristina H. Yu is Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico. She has been part of the SA+P faculty since 2007. At UNM, Yu pursues research and teaching opportunities in the areas of design, architecture and technology. She is principal with McCLAIN+YU Architecture & Design. Her work in the office and with academia centralizes the beauty of architecture technical details, construction, delivery mechanism as collaborative and innovative processes. She is committed to expanding the architectural discourse of technical design. Her research centralizes the technical implementation of renewable systems in complex building types for its most appropriate syntheses.  She has practiced design and architecture widely in Chicago, Boston, New York, Berlin, Frankfurt, Austin.

 




ARCH 505 - Graduate Design Studio

ARCH 602 - Graduate Design Studio

ARCH 452/552 Architecture Practice and Theory

ARCH 462/662 - Architecture, Housing and Technology


Selected Research Grants: PI and coPI

DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Grant for Faculty Research in Germany, 2017

UNM Faculty Development Faculty Led Travel/Research/Study program, 2017

DBIA Faculty Educator Workshop Grant, 2017

UNM Faculty Development Faculty Led Travel/Research/Study program- Berlin, 2016

UNM Faculty Development Faculty Led Travel/Research/Study program- Montreal, 2016

2015 AIA Upjohn Research Grant for Application of Emerging Technologies, 2015

DBIA Academic Student Leadership Grant, 2015

UNM Faculty Development Faculty Led Travel/Research/Study program, 2015

Sandia National Labs LDRD Grant, 2014

NSF CCLI Grant Reviewer, 2014

UNM Faculty Development Faculty Led Travel/Research/Study program, 2014

NSF NM EPSCoR Faculty Development Grant, 2013

PNM: Community Resource Grant, 2013

Program Solicitation: DE‐FOA‐0000521: Solar Decathlon and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Showcase Event, 2013

UNM Schloss Dyck program, UNM International Studies Institute, 2012


Recent Building Projects 

New Mexico Tech new Data Center

University of New Mexico Smith Plaza

University of New Mexico Coronado Dormitory Renovation

Santa Fe County new DPW facilities  

Eastern New Mexico new Football Stadium

Mountain Residence

Eastern New Mexico Eddy Hall renovation

University of New Mexico School of Engineering new Experimental Wetlabs facilities

Santa Fe Brewery

Green Jeans Farmery

Eastern New Mexico Natatorium renovation

Eastern New Mexico Administration Building Renovation


Awards

UNM Faculty Senate, UNM Undergraduate Curriculum Committee,

ACSA, AIA, NM NAIOP, NM AGC, NM ULI, NM USGBC, SCUP, CEFPI

SNL LRDR Grant PI 2014, DOE Solar Decathlon co-PI 2011,

Nominated: New Faculty Teacher of the Year 2011 and 2010, Finalist in

Texas Grow Home competition 2008, German Fulbright Seminar Fellow

“Science and Society: The Impact of Science on Policy Formation.”

Licensed with NMBEA, TBAE, DORA, NJOAG, NCARB

National Academic Advisor Committee

ACSAAssociation of Collegiate School of Architecture, UNM Faculty Councilor, Nominations Committee

AIA

DBIA, UN Faculty Advisor

SCUP