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Jong Bum Kim, PhD

iLab Director
Assistant Professor
142B Stanley Hall
Phone: (573) 882-1132
Curriculum Vita (pdf)


PhD, Texas A&M University, 2014; MS, University of Texas at Austin, 2008; MS, Yonsei University 2000, BA, Yonsei University, 1998.


Jong Bum Kim, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architectural Studies at University of Missouri Columbia. He is a director of Immersive Visualization Lab (iLab) of Architectural Studies. He teaches design studios, design communications, and design computing courses. His research interests focus on collaborative project design and delivery process, computational methods for community and architectural design, parametric Building Information Modeling (BIM), and building performance analysis. He has published journals and proceedings, including Journal of Automation in Construction, Building Performance Simulation, ASHRAE Transactions, ACADIA, eCAADe, and IBPSA. Dr. Kim has over 10 years of research and teaching experience and over 8-year professional design practice in the USA and Korea. Before joining University of Missouri Fall 2017, He taught at Texas A&M University. He was a post-doctoral research associate of BIMSIM group. Dr. Kim worked on interdisciplinary research projects funded by NSF and ASHRAE. He earned Ph.D. in Architecture from Texas A&M University, Master of Urban Design from University of Texas at Austin, Master of Architectural Engineering from Yonsei University, Korea, and Bachelor of Architecture from Yonsei University, Korea.

Research Interests

Collaborative Project Design and Delivery Process; Computational Methods in Architecture; Parametric Modeling; BIM; Building Performance Analysis; Urban Information Modeling with GIS and BIM