Tsz Yan Ng Design

Tsz Yan Ng Design, Wes McGee, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, EPIC Academy | SPLAM_SPatial-LAMinated Timber (SLT) Pavilion/Outdoor Classroom, Chicago, IL, 2021. Image credit: Kendall McCaugherty/Hall & Merrick Photographers

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

Tsz Yan Ng Design is a 2022 Emerging Voice.

Tsz Yan Ng Design is a research and creative practice based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its work advances “innovations that are not only more in tune with contemporary building processes, but are also aspirational in integrating socially, ethically, and environmentally driven imperatives,” in the words of its founder and principal, Tsz Yan Ng. Focused on experimentations with concrete and the intersections of clothing manufacturing and architecture, the practice interrogates the many facets and forms of labor in the R&D field.

Projects include:

Tsz Yan Ng holds a bachelor’s degree of professional studies and an MArch from SUNY Buffalo and an MArch II from Cornell University. She is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. 

She has received multiple honors and awards, including the Architectural Research Centers Consortium’s New Researcher Award, a Faculty Design Award Honorable Mention from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and a citation from Architect Magazine’s R+D Awards.