Jeeyea Kim is an architectural designer from Seoul, South Korea. Before joining the faculty, she worked for several years at a number of cutting-edge design offices, including PATTERNS, DavidClovers, Griffin Enright Architects in Los Angeles, and MAD Architects in Beijing. Her professional work experience has involved a diverse set of projects including art installations, product design, residential design, office headquarters, cultural centers, museums, and urban design. She joined the Interior Design program at Indiana University in 2014 as a lecturer, where she taught intro and upper level design studios as well as a foundational course on the use of computer software for 2D and 3D design. She joined the J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program as an assistant professor in 2019, where she teaches architectural design studios.
Besides teaching, she runs a design firm, haptiK|B, Kim Bybee Design Studio, with her partner, Dorian Bybee who is a faculty member of the Interior Design program at IU. The works of haptiK|B includes architectural and industrial design projects using local materials such as Indiana limestone, and utilizes a spectrum of conventional and high-tech mediums, such as digital modeling, parametric programming, and many different types of digital fabrication.