Lingyi Qiu, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Architecture, Texas A&M University
M.Arch., School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture
B. Architecture, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Suzhou University of Science and Technology
Lingyi Qiu is an Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University, teaching design studios and courses with a focus on design for health and wellness. She received her doctorate in Architecture and Certificate for Health Systems & Design from Texas A&M University and has been certified in Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC). She has more than ten years of teaching experience in China and the US. Before joining Texas Tech, she previously worked at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was evaluated as one of the "Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students." In Spring 2022, students from her Designing for Human Well-being studio won both the First Place and Second Place of Earl Prizes, which are traditionally awarded for design excellence in undergraduate studios by the Illinois School of Architecture.
Dr. Qiu's research focuses on healthy housing and community, healthy building, active living research, and general environment-behavior research and its application with an emphasis on health, disparity, and sustainability. Her recent study "Impacts of Housing and Neighborhood Environments on Children's Independent Mobility" addresses an important yet highly understudied topic—the roles of housing and neighborhood environments on elementary school children's home-based independent mobility while also accounting for the roles of personal and social factors. With this study, she was awarded the Dissertation Fellowship from Texas A&M University. She has given presentations about her study at Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference, Active Living Conference, and Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference. She has also published peer-reviewed research articles in journals, such as Building and Environment, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, and the New Arch. She also served as a reviewer for Journal of Housing and the Built Environment (Springer Nature, New York, US.) and Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference.
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