Joyce Hsiang

Joyce Hsiang

Assistant Professor

Joyce Hsiang is a founding partner of Plan B Architecture & Urbanism. Her research and design work applies architectural methods and cartographic analysis to explore new relationships between humans and the earth and examine the agency of design at the planetary scale. Award-winning design and research projects range in scale from installations and buildings to landscapes, urban plans and global models of urbanization.

The work of Plan B Architecture & Urbanism has been exhibited in biennials and galleries worldwide including the Venice Architecture Biennial, the Istanbul Biennial, the Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale, the Chengdu Architecture Biennale, the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE and the forthcoming Lisbon Triennale. Exhibitions at architecture schools across the US include large-scale solo shows at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture Gallery and the Yale Architecture Gallery.

Hsiang is the recipient of numerous prizes and grants for her design research including the AIA Latrobe Prize, a Graham Foundation Grant, Hines Research Grant for Advanced Sustainability, AIA Upjohn Research Grant, MacMillan Center Grant, and funding from the Franke Program in Science and Humanities. Award-winning design projects include the inaugural J. Irwin & Xenia S. Miller Prize and the Modern Atlanta Prize. Her work on urban development, the impact of population growth, resource consumption, climate change and design at the scale of the world has been featured in diverse forums including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio program Future Tense, Atlantic Cities, Bracket, New Geographies, LA Forum and the Copenhagen Urban Futures Forum.

Prior to starting Plan B, Hsiang was a project architect and manager at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam 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. from Yale College and an M.Arch. from Yale School of Architecture.

Education
BA Yale University
MArch Yale University

Courses

1291c
Summer 2022
Rome: Continuity and Change
Bryan Fuermann, Joyce Hsiang, Bimal Mendis, George Knight
1011a
Fall 2021
Architectural Design 1
Brennan Buck, Annie Barrett, Miroslava Brooks, Joyce Hsiang, Jaffer Kolb, Nicholas McDermott, Michael Szivos
1248a
Fall 2021
Cartographies of Climate Change
Joyce Hsiang
4244b
Spring 2020
Cartographies of Climate Change
Joyce Hsiang
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