Joongsub Kim, Ph.D., AIA, AICP
Detroit Studio Coordinator
Joongsub Kim, PhD, RA, AIA, AICP is an associate professor on the faculty of the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at Lawrence Technological University (LTU). He also serves as a design and planning consultant for organizations in both Korea and Michigan. He has a joint graduate architecture and planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in architecture from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He has received a number of awards and grants including a 1999 Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship; a 2003 Architecture for Social Justice Award sponsored by the Adaptive Environments Center, Boston, and the National Endowment for the Arts; a 2003–2004 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)/American Institute of Architecture Students New Faculty Teaching Award; a 2006 International Architectural Education Competition Award (First Prize); a 2006 Boston Society of Architects National Research Grants award; a 2006–2007 ACSA Collaborative Practice Award citation; a 2008 Graham Foundation Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Research Grants Award; several grants and awards from the American Architectural Foundation, Washington DC; a 2008 Mary E. and Richard E. Marburger Distinguished Achievement Award: The Champion for Institutional Excellence and Preeminence from LTU; the inaugural Michael Brill Grant Award in Urban Communication and Environmental Design, sponsored by the Urban Communication Foundation and the Environmental Design Research Association; a 2011-2012 NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards ) Grant Award for the Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy; and a 2012 AIA Michigan President’s Award. He coordinates the CoAD’s The Detroit Studio, a community outreach program that is physically located in the New Center area of Detroit.
Dr. Kim also found and directs two design and research groups called [GD]³ (Good Deeds Good Design Group in Detroit) and PIDPR (Public Interest Design Practices and Research). He has published journal articles and book chapters on the areas of service learning, architectural pedagogy, design review, New Urbanism, sustainable urban design, and environment psychology. His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals including Urban Design International, Journal of Urban Design, Places, Environment & Behavior, Open House International, and Architectural Research Centers Consortium Journal. Also his work has been mentioned in design or professional magazines including Architectural Record and Architect (the national magazine of AIA).