Discipline: Architecture – design

Rosalyne Shieh

Discipline: Architecture – design
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2017, 2019

Rosalyne Shieh is an architect and educator. She is currently working on a project on Taiwan, kinship, migration, identity as a political act, loss, and hope; she is interested in the relationship between urbanism and sociality as well as the ethics and aesthetics of informal material cultures, particularly as it has developed out of poor and rural cultures in the near past in Taiwan, and in relation to the emergence of democracy in East Asia. She works as part of a collaborative practice SCHAUM/SHIEH, based in New York City and Houston, TX, whose honors include: the Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York (2019), finalist in the MoMA-PS1 Young Architect Program (2017), and a New Practices award by the AIA-NY (2016). Their work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Art Prize in Grand Rapids, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the Center for Architecture in New York. She teaches at MIT, where she is the Marion Mahony Fellow in Architecture.

Studios

Cheney

Rosalyne Shieh worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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