Leonard Yui, AIA, LEED AP is Assistant Professor of Architecture at Roger Williams University in Bristol and teaches courses on urban ecological design and sustainability. His research investigates the intersection of architecture, ecology and landscape. His recent work examines how sea level rise and climate change in the New England region can offer ecological design opportunities in the cultural landscape. He holds post-professional master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and Architecture with an Ecological Design Certificate from the University of Oregon. His work has appeared in a variety of research-based venues including the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC).
Professor Yui is a director of the Urban Disturbance Studio, which studies urban habitats and their ecological design potential for architectural and landscape interventions. His professional experiences include K-8 schools, community centers, commercial development, clubhouses, and residential homes. He managed and led projects through the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) program as well as Southern California Edison’s Savings by Design. He has represented the AIA California Council’s Committee on the Environment as Education Chair as well as the Academy of Emerging Professionals as Associate Director South. He is a member of the Ecological Landscape Alliance as well as American Institute of Architects.