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Adjunct Professor
Rice Architecture Paris


Jim Njoo is an architect and currently associate professor at ENSA Paris–La Villette where he teaches theory and design in the graduate and undergraduate programs. He also teaches in the postgraduate urban design program at the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées and has been a guest professor, critic, and lecturer at a number of institutions, including Columbia University GSAPP, the Berlage Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urbanism, ETH Zurich, TU Berlin, Tokyo City University, Tongji University, Sichuan University, and University of Ljubljana. He holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology as well as graduate and undergraduate degrees from ENSA Paris-Belleville and Waterloo University.

His research focuses on cultural and disciplinary transfers in architectural theory and practice and has appeared in several books and journals, most recently, Architecture Thinking Across Boundaries (2020), Architectural Criticism and Public Debate (2020), and Au tournant de l’expérience: interroger ce qui se construit, partager ce qui nous arrive (2018). He is a member of the GERPHAU Philosophy and Architecture Research Group in Paris and was a former member of the scientific organization committee for the Grand Paris international urbanism consultation initiated in 2008. He is also a former collaborator of OMA Rotterdam.


  • Ph.D. Delft University of Technology
  • Master / DEA, ENSA Paris-Belleville
  • B.Arch. and BES, Waterloo University
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