Jieun Yang is the Founding Principal of Habitat Workshop, a New York based architecture and urban design studio promoting design as a framework for positive changes in our communities. By combining research and practice based on cross-disciplinary collaboration and experiments, the studio creates spaces and objects that activate human connections and reveal intrinsic value of a place. Recent awards and honors include the studio’s selection as the winning entry for the BKLYN Designs 2016 Installation and FIGMENT NYC Dream Bigger. In addition to her practice, Ms. Yang is a 2016 Institute for Public Architecture Fellow, a 2016 recipient of The Center for Architecture Foundation’s LeBrun Travel Grant, and a winner of 2008 SOM Prize for Architecture, Design & Urban Design. Ms. Yang received a B.A. in architecture from Yale University and an M.Arch from Columbia University.