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Yim Gloria Jew

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Yim Gloria Jew has been teaching since graduate studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a licensed architect and also EDAC certified, Evidence Base Design Research. Her areas of teaching in architecture include undergraduate and graduate design studios, thesis, contemporary theory in urbanism and architecture, professional practice, and materials and methods. In addition, she has taught in programs of ethnic studies with a focus on cultural identity and social justice.

In professional practice Yim’s expertise is in workplace, hospitality, retail, healthcare and senior housing. She groomed her professional experience with Bay Area practices including RMW, Stantec and HDR Architecture, where the project Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi received an AIA Award. She has worked in the Middle East and China and these locales have forged opportunities for design teaching. Yim continues to act as a mentor to graduates and young professionals.


  • Architecture
  • Urbanism
  • Ethnic studies
  • Healthcare and the environment

Research Areas

  • Healthcare and independent senior living
  • Hospitality in healthcare
  • Urbanism and infrastructure of change
  • Social justice in architecture


  • Harvard University, MArch 1984

Prior Experience

  • Design Director, Gensler Architecture
  • Design Principal, HDR Architecture
  • Senior Adjunct Professor in Architecture, California College of the Arts
  • Graduate Assistant Director, Academy Art University

Awards & Distinctions

  • American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Design Award, 2019 Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Estadama Environmental Sustainability Award, 2018 Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi