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.


Competition entry for the Greenport Waterfront Competition. Greenport, Long Island, NY.

A 4.5-acre landscaped waterfront park proposal that takes as its main structure a scaffold that suspends programmatic elements and historic artifacts on the site. The scaffold is generated through an incision whereby a thin plane (in the proportion of a typical pier) is hinged from the water’s surface, carrying with it new programs such as fish tanks, grass wall, and stage dock/projection screen.

With Anthony Dong, Mehrdad Hadighi, Ike Lowry, and Aspa Papazaharia.

Year: 1996 Location: US Type: Building Scale: Small