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De Peter Yi

Lecturer in Architecture

De Peter Yi is the 2018–2019 Walter B. Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Yi is an architect and designer, working independently and collectively on cross-cultural sites in the contemporary city. His ongoing research mines and reimagines the physical and intangible forces that bring form together with new modes of design theory and practice. Yi has practiced with Studio Gang Architects in Chicago, WW Architecture in Houston, and 1100 Architect in New York, where he designed several housing and adaptive reuse projects that are already built or under construction. In 2016, Yi was awarded a Graham Foundation Grant for his forthcoming book, Building Subjects, which is a proposal for housing’s anachronistic parts.

Yi holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan, where he received the Wallenberg Award, and a Master of Architecture from Rice University, where he received the AIA Henry Adams Certificate and the William D. Darden Thesis Award.