Janette Kim is an architectural designer, researcher, and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work focuses on design and ecology in relationship to public representation, interest, and debate. Janette joined California College of the Arts as Assistant Professor of architecture and co-director of the Urban Works Agency in September of 2016. She is also founding principal of the design practice All of the Above, and founding editor of ARPA Journal, a digital publication on applied research practices in architecture.
Recent projects include The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform(Princeton Architectural Press 2015, with Erik Carver), the Fall Kill Creek Master Plan, and the Safari tours on urban ecology (with Kate Orff and MTWTF). With All of the Above, Janette also designed the Pinterest headquarters (with First Office) and the National AIDS Memorial (with Chloe Town). Janette has worked in partnership with municipal agencies such as the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York and the City of Newark, as well as non-profit advocacy groups such as Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Her work has been awarded by the Graham Foundation and the Van Alen Institute New York Prize Fellowship, and has been featured in NPR’s ‘Brian Lehrer Show,’ Artforum, Architect, Frame, GOOD, and the feature-length documentary, The Grove. Janette’s work has been exhibited in subway systems in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Sao Paulo; a private house in Levittown, NY; and galleries including Artists Space, Eyebeam and the Storefront for Art and Architecture.
Janette was also Assistant Professor at Syracuse University from 2015-2016 and Adjunct Assistant Professor from 2005-2015 at Columbia University, where she directed the Applied Research Practices in Architecture initiative and the Urban Landscape Lab. Janette holds a Masters of Architecture from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University.