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 Ma Lone 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. His graduate thesis project proposed a dialectic Urban-Architecture strategy for contemporary urban conditions and was nominated for the Harvard Thesis Prize. Yu-lin interned at Francisco Mangado Architects (Pamplona, Spain) in 2000 and worked for William Rawn Associate, Architects (Boston, USA) form 2002 to 2006.
Yu-lin has received the Taiwan Outstanding Architects Award from the Ministry of the Interior in 2019 for his achivement in design. He is a registered architect both in Taiwan and in Massachusetts, USA. In addition to professional work, he is also active in workshops, review panels, and lectures, and has been serving as a visiting design critic at National Cheng-Kung University since 2006.
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建築師事務所實習(2000)，以及任職於波士頓William Rawn聯合建築師事務所(2002-2006)。
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。2019年陳玉霖榮獲第十六屆中華民國傑出建築師獎，並帶領事務所得到中華民國傑出事務所獎。