Ming Hu

Ming Hu

Associate Professor of Architecture

Concurrent Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences




114 Walsh Family Hall of Architecture

Areas of Interest

Ming Hu is an architect and environmental engineer who studies how to decarbonize the built environment through net-zero impact and healthy building design, particularly focusing on life cycle impact and human health-centered decarbonization of the built environment.

Specifically, she investigates the life cycle environmental impacts associated with building technologies and policies, as well as how community and societal priorities can be better incorporated into decision-making processes.

Her research methods encompass life cycle assessment, energy modeling, computer vision, and complex relationship modeling, building information modeling, and risk assessment. Three specific research areas are:

  • Life cycle environmental impacts associated with buildings and construction
  • Embodied carbon associated with building materials and construction
  • Health risks associated with housing condition, urban infrastructure and overall built environment quality




Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, 2022
M.Arch., University of Notre Dame, School of Architecture, 2003
M.Arch., Tsinghua University, School of Architecture, Beijing, China, 2001
Southeast University, School of Architecture, Nanjing, China, 1998