Assoc Prof, Dept of Design & Environmental Analysis
Dr. Ying Hua is an Associate Professor at the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis in College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. She joined Cornell as an assistant professor in 2007. With an multidisciplinary background of architecture, building science and behavioral science, she conducts research on workplace and learning environments and leads the International Workplace Studies Program (IWSP) at Cornell University. Her research focuses on workplace concepts and strategy, methodology for workplace and learning environments evaluation, the impact of workplace on affective, behavioral, and organizational outcomes, and views space and built environment as enabling platforms to deliver value for organizations and individuals. Some of the organizations she worked with include RAND Corporation, Cornell University, UBS, Lockheed Martin, etc.
It is her goal to inform multiple life-cycle phases of workplace projects at different scale, including pre-design ideation and concept development, workplace planning, workplace performance diagnosis and re-engineering, change management and branding through workplace strategies, and new workplace concepts. The Workplace Strategy Studio that she teaches at Cornell challenges students to devise solutions for critical issues that face future work and learning environments.
She has Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Engineering in Building Science degrees from Zhejiang University (China), and Ph.D. in Building Performance and Diagnostics from Carnegie Mellon University.