Troy Schaum and Rosalyne Shieh / SCHAUM/SHIEH

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
September 18, 2019 - 5:30pm

Troy Schaum and Rosalyne Shieh will lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18. Shieh and Schaum established SCHAUM/SHIEH, a small architectural collaboration operating between Houston, TX and New York City, in 2009. The practice has an overlapping interest in art, form and the city, and has developed a dialogue through projects ranging from buildings and installations to speculative projects and unsolicited urban plans. SCHAUM/SHIEH has a particular focus on the city at the scale of the building, both as a site of theoretical experimentation and as a reality that may be transformed through building. SCHAUM/SHIEH was a finalist in the 2017 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, a winner of the 2016 New Practices New York by the AIA, and named one of the 2019 Emerging Voices by the Architectural League of New York. The firm’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Art Prize in Grand Rapids, the Storefront For Art and Architecture, and the Center For Architecture in New York.

Troy Schaum is an architect with extensive experience in practice at a wide range of scales and project types. He is also engaged in teaching and research as an Associate Professor at the Rice School of Architecture where he has taught since 2008. Schaum received his Master of Architecture from Princeton and Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech. Previous to founding SCHAUM/SHIEH, he was a project architect at OMA New York working on the design for Paul Milstein Hall—Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art and Planning. Schaum also worked as a designer at Studio Daniel Libeskind and LTL Architects in New York and in San Francisco at Jim Jennings Architecture. 

Rosalyne Shieh is an architect and educator. Her writing has been published in Log, Pidgin, and Paprika. She teaches at MIT as the Marion Mahony Fellow, where she is working on a project about place at the intersection of material culture, oral history and postcolonial identity in Taiwan. Previously, Shieh taught at the Yale School of Architecture, The Cooper Union, and the University of Michigan, where she was the 2009-2010 Taubman Fellow in Architecture. Shieh is a MacDowell Fellow, recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Certificate, and holds degrees from Berkeley, the Bartlett and Princeton. Before forming SCHAUM/SHIEH, she worked at Abalos&Herreros in Madrid and in New York City for Stan Allen Architect and ARO.