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.

Elevator/Cultural Shaft

Entry for the 1997 Paris Prize in Public Architecture, Van Alen Institute, NY, Cultural Information Exchange: Real/Virtual Downtown Competition.

Distinguished Entry Award

The Paris Prize calls for a temporary structure for the downtown Wall Street area to house an information center that includes public gathering spaces, exhibition spaces, and services for access to cultural events in NY. The proposal is a ‘blackbox’ elevator that rides horizontally connecting discreet entities within the ‘shaft’ (perforated tube) of the open public space.

Year: 1997 Location: US Type: Experiment Scale: Small