Joyce Hsiang

Joyce Hsiang

Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor
Joyce 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. 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. 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, 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. Hsiang received a B.A. and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Education
BA Yale University
MArch Yale University

Courses

1011a
Fall 2019
Architectural Design 1
Brennan Buck, Miroslava Brooks, Nikole Bouchard, Joyce Hsiang, Nicholas McDermott, Michael Szivos
1291c
Summer 2019
Rome: Continuity and Change
Bimal Mendis, Joyce Hsiang, George Knight, Elisa Iturbe
1011a
Fall 2017
First-Year Core Studio
Joyce Hsiang, Brennan Buck, Amina Blacksher, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Michael Szivos, David Eugin Moon
1291c
Summer 2017
Rome: Continuity and Change
Bimal Mendis, Miroslava Brooks, Joyce Hsiang, George Knight, Tessa Kelly
1011a
Fall 2016
First-Year Core Studio
Joyce Hsiang, Brennan Buck, Trattie Davies, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Michael Szivos
1291c
Summer 2016
Rome: Continuity and Change
Bimal Mendis, Joyce Hsiang, George Knight, Miroslava Brooks, Brennan Buck
1011a
Fall 2015
Architectural Design 1
Joyce Hsiang, Brennan Buck, Trattie Davies, Rosalyne Shieh, Michael Szivos
1291c
Summer 2015
Rome: Continuity and Change
Stephen Harby, Joyce Hsiang, Bimal Mendis, Alexander Purves, Bryan Fuermann