Season 2:

Episode 9

July 12, 2021

Milgard Hall with Kim Yao

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Today we welcome Kim Yao to the podcast, partner at Architecture Research Office, ARO, in New York City. We will be talking about Milgard Hall, the 55,000 square foot Interdisciplinary STEM building at the University of Washington – Tacoma campus. It combines the School of Engineering & Technology and the Milgard Business School, and the Global Innovation and Design Lab together, as a hub for entrepreneurship on campus. Listen in as we discuss creating an infrastructure that creates more flexibility for the future of academia in a post-covid society as well as the self-reflection necessary in our industry to create buildings that feel more inclusive to all people.


About Kim Yao

Kim Yao is a partner at Architecture Research Office, ARO, in New York City. ARO was honored by the American Institute of Architects as the firm of the year in 2020. She teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. She serves on the board of the Center for Architecture and on the board of AIA New York, where she was previously the president.

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