Yojairo Lomeli is an architectural designer and educator, currently a lecturer at the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Since joining the faculty, he has been the recipient of the 2017 and 2018 Donna M. Salzer Award for Teaching Excellence, becoming the youngest member of the college to receive the honor. Yojairo has also been three times nominated for the Golden Apple Award for teaching and was part of the teaching team that won the 2017 Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize at the University of Michigan.
Yojairo is a co-founder and partner of cc-bb, a practice with two engines, always in sport-mode, with one focused on design research, agility, and development of breadth while the other is rooted in design making, execution, and competence of advanced (as well as traditional) fabrication methods. Yojairo holds a B.S. in Arch. and an M. Arch. with high distinction both from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His graduate thesis, The Yada Yada, was recognized with top honors and it investigated the potentials between hip-hop and architecture in the design of an institution for the continued production of these cultural affinities in the ever-changing landscape of an evolving Detroit. Yojairo is from southwest Detroit, and a graduate of Cass Technical High School.