Ming Hu

Assistant Professor
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Ming Hu is an Assistant Professor at School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland, College Park, affiliate faculty in the National Center for Smart Growth. She teaches technology courses focus on the integration of architectural design with structural, materials and enclosure systems.


Her research focuses on the intersections of building systems and green technologies with an emphasis on integrated design, multi-performance systems and building longevity. Her research methodologies include a variety environmental simulation techniques such as life cycle assessment, computation fluid dynamic modeling, solar radiation analysis, as well as parametric façade design and 3D prototyping. She is also investigating “Sense of Place” (SOP) from social, digital information and built environment perspectives and their relationship people’s value choices. The study of SOP in the design field present a unique opportunity to add new knowledge to this interdisciplinary topic.

She has conducted funded research sponsored by University Transportation Research center, Oak Hill Fund, etc. She has authored over 25 peer-reviewed papers and over 40 technical reports. She is member of USGBC Pilot Credit Committee member, as well as a member of ASHRAE, Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE).


She is an architectural practitioner, educator and researcher with vast experience in high-performance building design, parametric modeling, Life Cycle assessment, building performance measurement and benchmarking.  She has more than fourteen years’ experience working on international high-profile projects with HOK at Washington D.C office.


Ming Hu is author of the upcoming book “Net Zero Building: Predicted and Unintended Consequences” to be published by Routledge in 2019.


Master of Architecture - University of Notre Dame, School of Architecture
Master of Architecture - Tsinghua University, School of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture - Southeast University, School of Architecture

Academic Experience

lecture - Catholic University of America, School of Architecture 2012 - 2016
Assistant Professor - Rochester Institute of Technology 2014 - 2015

Professional Experience

Director of Academic Engagement - The American Institute of Architects 2015 - 2017
Senior Project Designer, Associate - HOK 2008 - 2014
Project Designer - Torti Gallas and Partners 2003 - 2008
Co-founder, Design Principle - HMK Design Consulting, LLC 2014 - Present