Christina Cho Yoo PE, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Lecturer at the California College of the Arts where she teaches Integrated Building Design in the Interior Design department. She has been a guest lecturer at Harvard and the CCA and an invited guest critic for studio reviews at Stanford , Columbia, Konkuk University, and Parsons. She has also been a guest speaker and panelist at various AIA and SEAONC events.
She received a BS and MS from Stanford University in Civil Engineering & Design-Construction Integration, after which she worked for a number of years at Arup as a structural engineer. She then received a Masters in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Before starting her own practice Atelier Cho Thompson together with Ming Thompson, Christina worked at various architecture firms in Boston, NY, LA, Shanghai, Seoul, and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in SF. Her work experience has ranged from museums, labs, bridges, innovative workplaces, retail stores, resorts, parks, and residences. Notable projects include the California Academy of Sciences, UC-Davis Veterinary Medicine 3A & Instruction Facility, Robert I Schroder Overcrossing, the new Square Headquarters, and various Apple stores. She is a licensed professional engineer in California & a LEED Accredited Professional.
Her multidisciplinary background drives her research & work in structural sustainable design, explorations in materials, digital fabrication, & tectonics, and the rich in-between spaces of disciplines -- structures & architecture, landscape & architecture, graphics & interiors, etc. Her work also explores design's ability to foster new types of interactions between people and communities.
Senior Lecturer, Interior Design