Tsz Yan Ng joined the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning at the University of Michigan in 2007 as the Walter S. Sanders Fellow. Prior to coming to Michigan, she taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level at McGill University and the State University of New York at Buffalo where she was the Reyner Banham Fellow in 2001-2002. She is the principal of an independent design practice Tsz Yan Ng Architecture|Design since 2004. The studio focuses on experimental design/research for architectural commissions, competitions, and installations.

Recent commissions include work for the NY fashion label Lafayette 148, for their global headquarters/manufacturing facility in Shantou, China and their retail shops in N. America and China (in collaboration with Mehrdad Hadighi). She has received awards and recognitions for her creative work in architectural competitions and installations. Recent installations and design work have been exhibited in Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Ithaca, Montréal, Buffalo, and NYC.

Her design work, research, and teaching are closely related in that they probe the questions of perception in architectural production by exposing the artifice of social, cultural, and political construction.



Neveu, Marc J., “Concrete Twist,Domus 958 (May, 2012) and Domus Web (May 10, 2012)
also featured in “Best of the Week,” Domus Web (May 13, 2012)
(on project Lafayette 148)

Tylevich, Katya, “Research Through Making,” Domus Web (April 2, 2012)
(interview with Monica Ponce de Leon on Research Through Making Grant Initiative, Digital Steam Bending mentioned)

Tylevich, Katya, “Un-Privileged Views,” Domus Web (March 16, 2012)
(on project Shuttling the Grid)


Adrian Welch, ed. “A Few High Notes from 2010,” E-Architecture Newsletter 86 (January 4, 2011)
(on project Lafayette 148)

Yuan Jing, “The Architecture of Fashion,” in Numéro 3, China edition (November 2010): 192-197, English translation, XII-XIV
(on project Lafayette 148)

Isabelle Lomholt, ed. “Lafayette 148,” e-architect, newsletter 79 (November 9, 2010)
(on project Lafayette 148)

“Digital Steam-bending,” Architect magazine, v. 99, no. 8 (August, 2010): 52-5.
(citation for Fourth Annual R+D Awards on project Digital Steam-bending)


“Recto | Verso,” in Dimensions 22, Journal of Architecture of the Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, University of Michigan (2009): 130-139.


“Inscribe,” Torben Berns and Tsz Yan Ng, Journal for the School of Architecture 7. Cornell University (2003): 7-17. Installation by authors and D. Maxfield.