Yu-lin Chen received his professional degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Master of Architecture with distinction) in 2002, and founded Yu-lin Chen Architects in 2006. In 2010, together with Malone Chang, he founded MAYU architects, an interdisciplinary practice based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
In Harvard, Yu-lin was awarded The Araldo Cossutta Annual Prize for Design Excellence in 2000. His graduate thesis project proposed a dialectic Urban-Architecture strategy for contemporary urban conditions and was nominated for the Harvard Thesis Prize. Yu-lin worked for Francisco Mangado Architects (Pamplona, Spain) on the competition team of Zaragoza Olympic Village and Pamplona San Fermins Museum; and for William Rawn Associate, Architects (Boston, USA) on the design team of Williams College ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, and Loomis Chaffee School Performing Arts Center.
Yu-lin is visiting design critic at National Cheng-Kung University since 2006 and is invited to several workshops, review panels and lectures. He is registered architect both in Taiwan and in Massachusetts, USA. 

陳玉霖建築師畢業於國立成功大學建築系(1995),隨後於美國哈佛大學設計學院取得建築碩士學位(with distinction, 2002)。於哈佛就讀期間,受頒又稱Core Prize的Araldo Cossutta年度傑出設計獎。畢業設計提出回應當代都市境況的"都市-建築"辯證策略,並獲提名哈佛畢業設計獎。專業工作經驗包括西班牙Francisco Mangado建築師事務所,參與薩拉戈薩奧運村競圖及旁波隆那奔牛節博物館競圖。於2002-2006年間,任職於波士頓William Rawn聯合建築師事務所,參與威廉斯學院62級戲劇及舞蹈中心及Loomis Chaffee學院表演藝術中心設計案.
陳玉霖從2006年起擔任成功大學建築系兼任講師指導設計課程,並受邀參與工作營、設計評圖及演講。目前為台灣及美國麻州註冊建築師。於2006年創立陳玉霖建築師事務所 (Yu-lin Chen Architects);2010年與張瑪龍建築師合組MAYU architects團隊於高雄。團隊作品曾發表於國內外建築專業媒體及受邀參加專業建築展覽。