Yun Wu (she/her)

MA (Cantab), DipArch, ARB

School of Architecture

University Teacher

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Yun Wu
School of Architecture
Arts Tower
Western Bank
S10 2TN

I am an architect with over a decade’s experience working at award-winning practices, such as Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Mole Architects, on a range of projects at different scales, including education and cultural sectors. I joined Sheffield School of Architecture in 2022, having previously taught at Manchester School of Architecture. I am passionate about helping to facilitate rich and iterative design processes informed by critical and creative enquiry.

I lead the Management, Practice and Law modules across the MArch programme, where I encourage students to contextualise their design studies within the contemporary challenges currently facing built environment professionals, including the need to address the climate emergency and changing ethical responsibilities to clients as well as the wider public.

I co-lead the undergraduate second year, where I also teach Environment and Technology. My ambition is to fully integrate environmental design principles in all stages of the design studio. I also support teaching of Environment and Technology on the MArch programme and MSc Sustainable Architecture Studies.

I studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and Glasgow School of Art. My research interests include environmental diversity, the role of user psychology and behaviour on perceptions of comfort, and the pedagogy of promoting a holistic view of environmental design, both qualitative and quantitative, fully embedded within architectural design processes.


- MA(Cantab) Architecture - RIBA Part 1
- Dip. Architecture - RIBA Part 2
- PG Cert. Professional Practice in Architecture - RIBA Part 3

Research interests

- Environmental diversity
- Contextual approaches to environmental design
- The role of user psychology and behaviour on perceptions of comfort
- The pedagogy of promoting a holistic view of environmental design

Research group

Pedagogy, Practice and Scholarship 

Teaching interests

- Environment and Technology
- Management, Practice and Law

Teaching activities

Y2 co-lead
Module leader on ARC208, ARC555 and ARC585

Professional activities and memberships