Joyce Hsiang

Assistant Dean and Critic

B.A., Yale University

M.Arch., Yale University

Ms. Hsiang is founding principal of Plan B Architecture & Urbanism, an interdisciplinary design and research practice based in New Haven. She has been awarded the 2013 AIA Latrobe Prize and received a Graham Foundation Grant in 2015 for the “City of 7 Billion,” a project that examines urbanization and design at the scale of the world. Ms. Hsiang received a Hines Research Grant for Advanced Sustainability in Architecture in 2009 and an AIA Upjohn Research Grant in 2010 for her research in the design of a “Sustainability Index” to measure and manage urban development. Her work has been featured in exhibitions and biennials worldwide, including the 2011 Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE; the 2011 Chengdu Architecture Biennale in China; the 2013 Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale; the Yale School of Architecture in 2015; and the 2016 Istanbul Design Biennial. Ms. Hsiang’s research has been featured in diverse forums, including Atlantic Cities, Bracket, New Geographies, L.A. Forum, the Copenhagen Urban Futures Forum, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio program Future Tense. She has published articles on urbanization at the global scale, indexing sustainability, new planning practices for the Maldives, and the rapid urbanization of Riyadh. Award-winning design projects include an inaugural J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize for the installation “Anything Can Happen in the Woods” in Columbus, Indiana, and the 2011 Modern Atlanta Prize for an ecological masterplan for Gadeokdo Island in South Korea. Ongoing projects include an atlas of the world as a city, a spatial planning strategy for the Maldives, and the design of a network of children’s libraries in Mozambique. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Ms. Hsiang worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in the Netherlands and Pelli Clarke Pelli in New Haven, where she led and managed the design and construction of large-scale urban projects throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Ms. Hsiang received a B.A. and an M.Arch. from Yale University.

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