Discipline: Architecture – design

Tsz Yan Ng

Discipline: Architecture – design
Region: Ann Arbor, MI
MacDowell Fellowships: 2014

Tsz Yan Ng is the principal of an independent architectural practice Tsz Yan Ng Design, with built commissions in the U.S. and China. Her work ranges from large-scale textile manufacturing facilities/headquarters to commercial retail designs. Her visual art practice, mostly in installation work, explores new processes and techniques in material making that bring into question latent histories, politics, and social concerns within our built context. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Buffalo, Ithaca, and Montreal. She currently teaches at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.

At the MacDowell, Ng is continuing her experimental design/research on the allied practices of architecture and clothing production – examining the complex relationship between labor, socio-economic forces, and intrinsic values of industrial and human crafting.



Tsz Yan Ng worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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