Tsz Yan Ng is the principal of an independent architecture and art practice with built works in the US and China. Her practice, collaborative in nature and interdisciplinary in scope, ranges in scale from textile manufacturing facilities to commercial retail interiors or installations. Common to both practices are projects that deal with questions of labor in various facets and forms – underscoring broader issues of industrial manufacturing, human crafting, technology, and aesthetics. Her material-based research and design primarily focus on textile manipulation and experimental concrete forming, incorporating contemporary technologies to develop novel designs and innovative ways for building and manufacturing.
Ng’s work has been exhibited widely and featured in books, journals, and magazines. She recently received an Architect Magazine R+D Award for Robotic Needle Felting and an AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grant to explore concrete 3D printing. She joined Taubman College, University of Michigan as the Walter B. Sanders Fellow (2007-2008) and is currently an Assistant Professor. She was also the Reyner Banham Fellow at the University of Buffalo from 2001-2002. Her co-edited book Twisted will be released this fall and will be co-editing the JAE theme issue Work.