J.Jih (they/them) is principal of Studio J.Jih and Lecturer in architectural design at MIT. Their pedagogy and practice center on the discursive relations of the architectural figure with material systems, geometry, choreography and identity. Studio J.Jih was named one of Architect Magazine's Next Progressives in 2022, and has received design awards from the American Institute of Architect and Boston Society of Architects.
Prior to founding Studio J. Jih, J. worked for Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Howeler+Yoon Architecture, and IwamotoScott. They received their Masters of Architecture in 2012 from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where they were awarded the Faculty Design Award for Design Excellence. They hold a B.A. in Architectural Studies and Sculpture from Brown University, Magna cum Laude, with Honors, and studied at the Architectural Association in London. In 2014, they received the Rotch Traveling Scholarship, an endowed scholarship which funds one architect to travel and research architecture around the world for eight months. J. has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania, is a licensed architect in the State of Massachusetts, and is a member of the AIA.