Yojairo Lomeli is a lecturer at the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He teaches undergraduate design studios as well as pre-architecture studios. Since joining the faculty, he received the 2017 Donna M. Salzer Award for Teaching Excellence and twice nominated for the Golden Apple Award. He was also part of the teaching team that won the 2017 Provost’s Innovation Prize.
Previously, Yojairo has been a Graduate Student Instructor for multiple courses at the University of Michigan and an instructor during the summer for the introductory high school architecture program, ArcStart. Passionate about design, and also making beautifully crafted things, Yojairo is currently forming a multi-disciplinary studio with two colleagues. The practice, currently named ccbb, focuses on design and architecture at many scales, cultural production, and the interface between the hand crafted and the digitally fabricated.
Yojairo received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with honors (2013) and a Master of Architecture with honors (2015), both from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His graduate thesis project, 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 attended Cass Technical high school.