Associate Professor, PhD
Teaching Area(s): design foundation
Research Theme(s): evidence-based design, healthcare architecture, quantitative design method
Dr. Yilin Song is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture, Tianjin University. Her research fields include healthcare architecture, social and behavioural factors in design, quantitative architectural research method, and the history of architectural education. Currently she works on the study of applying the theory of evidence-based design into Chinese healthcare facilities, which is supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (Youth Program), and she also teaches the freshman studio of design foundation.
She obtained her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tianjin University and Master of Architecture and Ph.D. in Architecture from Texas A&M University, USA. She also holds Certificates in Health Systems & Design, Applied Statistics, and Sustainable Urbanism. She is a past recipient of the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA AAH) Arthur N. Tuttle, Jr. Graduate Fellowship for her dissertation project “The influence of daylighting on nurses and families in the neonatal intensive care units.”