Jeeyea (Jei) Kim is an Assistant Professor at the J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program of Indiana University. She received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated with distinction. Jei has worked at several architecture studios, including PATTERNS, DavidClovers, and GEA in LA, and MAD Architects in Beijing. Her research and collaborative work effort through haptiK|B, Kim Bybee Design, has focused on material culture and its contemporary use of a prevalent local material—Indiana limestone. Her recent research includes vernacular material application styles along the “Stone Belt”, and a stone panel system utilizing 3D printed brackets for structural support.