Licensed Architect: New York

NCARB Certified




Jieun Yang is the Founding Principal of Habitat Workshop.  Her work explores architecture, infrastructure, and everyday desire through the lens of social, economic, political, and cultural influences.  She was selected as the winner of 2008 SOM Prize for her research of post-WWII suburbs in Sweden, France, and Japan.  She was most recently the recipient of The Center for Architecture Foundation’s LeBrun Travel Grant for her research in post-Soviet industrial cities and its parallel study of American Rust Belt.

Jieun received a B.A. in architecture from Yale University and an M.Arch from Columbia University.  She is a licensed architect in the state of New York, NCARB-certified for licensing in other states, and LEED certified.    Prior to founding the office, Jieun has worked with SOM, 1100 Architect, and BKSK Architects.  She maintains an active academic role as an adjunct assistant professor at CUNY City Tech and a lecturer at Parsons the New School for Design. 


Institute for Public Architecture Fellow Residency, 2016

Stetwardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant, The Center for Architecture Foundation, 2015

SOM Prize for Architecture, Design and Urban Design, 2008



OCULUS Publications Committee, The Center for Architecture, 2017-Present

Spring Benefit Committee, Van Alen Institute, 2016-Present



“After Utopia: Tracing Parallel Histories of (Post)Industrial Landscapes in Russia and US”, The Center for Architecture, March 2017

“New life for odd lots?”,  Soft City, November 2016



"The Art of Persuasion", Primitive Hut, Giovanni Beltran [Versace Versace Versace], 2016

"Whose Utopia is it Anyway?", Issue No. 6 POWER, White Zinfandel, 2015