Areas of Expertise
Christopher Yip was trained in architecture and architectural history. He has taught architectural design, history, theory and criticism at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Colorado, Boulder, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. He is concerned with conveying both an understanding and appreciation of the aesthetic and sensual qualities of the places that people have brought into existence, and making comprehensible the ways in which historical events, daily life, and cultural outlooks direct place making. Related to this is how diversity has enriched the human experience.
In recent years he has participated in international programs taking architecture students on study programs in Japan and Southeast Asia. His research interests include the history of American architecture (particularly Asian American architecture and settlement), and Asian architecture.
Ph.D., Architectural History, University of California, Berkeley
M. Arch., Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley Teaching Experience
Professor Emeritus, Polytechnic State University
Professor, California Polytechnic State University
Associate Professor, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Associate Professor, California Polytechnic State University
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado
Associate, University of California, Berkeley
Society of Architectural Historians
Vernacular Architecture Forum
Association for Asian American Studies
Selected Publications and Recent Research:
- Asian and Asian American architecture and urbanism.
- C. Yip,“Asian Americans in the Architectural History of the United States,” Proceedings of the 2014 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities (2014).
- C. Yip, “Neo-Conservatism in Architecture,” Abstract, Proceedings of the 11th Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities (2013).
- C. Yip, “Traditional Chinese and Indian Architecture Compared: Black and White or Shades of Gray?” Proceedings of the 2011 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities (2011): 527-539.
- Member, National Park Service, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Scholars Panel on the Representation of Asian and Pacific Islanders on the National Register of Historic Places, and on the National Register of National Landmarks, 2013-2016.
- Visiting Professor, Duy Tan University, Danang, Vietnam, August 2014.
- Participant, White House Forum on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage, May 9-10, 2013, U. S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.