Kyoung Hee Kim

Professor at UNC Charlotte School of Architecture


Kyoung Hee Kim, PhD, AIA, NCARB, is a practicing architect, engineer, and entrepreneur. She is a Professor of the School of Architecture and the Director of the Integrated Design Research Lab at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Kim, a registered architect in North Carolina, is the founder of Ecoclosure, a university spin-off, and a design principal at Hui Kim Design and Architecture (HK DnA) based in Charlotte, NC. She has developed sustainable, regenerative building technologies toward net zero energy architecture funded by NSF, American Institutes of Architects, and institutional grants. As a facade consultant at Front Inc (2007–2017), Professor Kim engaged in over 50 institutional, cultural, residential, commercial, and governmental projects around the world.