Jennifer Yoos and Vincent James
Jennifer Yoos and Vincent James are partners of VJAA, recipient of the 2012 National American Institute of Architects Firm Award. In addition to Parallel Cities, Yoos and James are co-authors of a monograph on their practice published by Princeton Architectural Press. Parallel Cities was initiated with a research grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts in 2000.
Jennifer Yoos received her Graduate Diploma in Design from the Architectural Association in London and a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. She was awarded a Loeb Fellowship in Urban and Environmental Studies at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for 2002-2003 and inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 2013 in the category of Design. Yoos was a Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, the John G. Williams Distinguished Professor at the University of Arkansas, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota.
Vincent James was appointed Adjunct Professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where he taught from 2000-2006. He has also taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tulane University, the University of Minnesota and was the John G. Williams Distinguished Professor at the University of Arkansas and the Morgenstern Chair and Visiting Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. James received his Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee and was inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 2005 in the category of Design.