Architect Jennifer Yoos selected as the new Head of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture | News | Archinect

Architect and educator Jennifer Yoos, FAIA has been named as the new Head of the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota.

Yoos is the principal and CEO of Minneapolis-based architecture practice VJAA. She is also an alumna of the University of Minnesota and the Architectural Association in London.

Throughout her career as an educator, Yoos has taught at the Cooper Union, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Minnesota. Additionally, Yoos studied at Harvard University in 2013 as a Loeb Fellow in the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Urban and Environmental Studies department. Yoos was elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 2013, as well.

Yoos comes to Univesrsity of Minnesota to replace the school’s previous Dean, Blaine Brownell, who was named as the new director of the School of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture earlier this year. The School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota is housed within the University’s College of Design, for which Carol Strohecker is Dean.

In a statement highlighting her selection, Yoos made the following remarks: “I am honored to return to the University of Minnesota as the head of the School of Architecture. The school and its graduates are critical to the success of the architecture community and to the region. I am indebted to the School for providing a solid foundation for my academic and professional career, and look forward to working closely with faculty and students to further the School’s success and increase its influence.”

Yoos is expected to take up her new position at the University of Minnesota on June 8, 2020 following formal approval of her selection by the school’s Board of Regents.