Expertise & Research Interests

Japanese Architecture, Wooden Architecture, Sustainable Building Material


Courses to Teach (23-24)

Architectural Design and Theory I

Basic Architectural Design

Architectural Design and Sustainability II

Active & Passive Systems in Sustainable Architecture

Building Technology and Sustainability

Dr. YIM, Kevin

Associate Professor

B.E.D. (Arch.), M.C.P.,  (University of Manitoba)
Ph.D. (Arch.) (University of Tokyo)

Registered Canadian Architect, OAA

Dr. Kevin Yim is an associate professor and a licensed architect. Dr. Yim was an associate professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Kyushu, Japan. He studied at the Hiroshi Hara and Akira Fujii Laboratory with the Monbusho scholarship, and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo. As a recipient of various Japanese research grants including the JSPS Research Fund and Japan Scientist Research Fund, he has developed his research on sustainable building material. Dr. Yim began his professional design career working in Toyo Ito & Associates before joining Nikken Sekkei Architects in Japan. His works were recognized by a number of Japanese architectural awards including the SD Review. His recent practice-research involves wooden architecture and furniture with BIM Revit.

Selected Publications

- Yim, Kevin et. al. (2021). Winner. Certificate of Award. Harbourfront Public Furniture Competition. "Wanchai Coastline". Wan Chai Waterfront Promenade. Development Bureau, Harbourfront Commission HKSAR. Construction Completed in 2021.
- Yim, Kevin et. al. (2019). North Toronto Memorial Community Centre Renewal. Oleson Worland Architects. Construction Completed in 2019.“Celebration Marks Reopening of a Renovated North Toronto Memorial Community Centre”. City of Toronto Press Conference.
- Yim, Kevin et. al. (2014). “Environmental Learning Experience and Attitude of Visitors in Environmental Centers: Case Study of Uminonakamichi Nata Desalination Plant, Fukuoka, Japan”. 9th International Symposium on City Planning and Environmental Management in Asian Countries, Asian Urban Research Group.
- Yim, Kevin (2012). “Water Reuse Feasibility in Retail Re-development”. Journal of Habitat Engineering & Design. Fukuoka: International Society of Habitat Engineering & Design. 10, 81-92.
- Yim, Kevin (2012). “Minimizing Material Flows in Cities”. Proceedings of 5th Annual Conference on Sustainable Development & Social Policy. 67-75.
- Yim, Kevin (2010). “Dwellings: The Vernacular House Worldwide, Book Review”. Journal of Asian Urbanism. Fukuoka: International Society of Habitat Engineering & Design. 3, 9, 116.