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.