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In Cho

Visiting Assistant Professor


In Cho is a Registered Architect in NY, NJ, & CT, an internationally Certified Passive House Designer, and an industry leader in sustainable architecture and education. She co-founded ChoShields Studio, whose mission is to promote social and environmental resiliency through a holistic architectural process to create healthy, beautiful, and enjoyable spaces where people can live, work, and gather together. In Cho’s passion to strengthen all communities engages her in a wide-ranging multi-disciplinary practice, encompassing the aesthetics of architectural design, the technical aspects of energy efficient construction, policy support, and the creation and teaching of educational initiatives that convey Passive House knowledge to a broad audience – from industry professionals to youth and everyone in between. To further awareness of building sustainability concepts, she has lectured internationally and locally on her Passive House projects, served as an industry expert advisor on the NYC Energy Conservation Code revisions, and continues to train AEC industry professionals on Passive House principles and the latest energy code updates. In Cho recently co-founded the “Passive House for Everyone’ initiative, which aims to provide Passive House knowledge to local, national, and international schools through creative and fun explorations. Through these efforts to popularize Passive House concepts and increase environmental literacy, In Cho’s goal is to empower everyone to take concrete action addressing climate change so that we can together ensure a positive and equitable future for all.

Master of Architecture – Columbia University, GSAPP