College of Environmental Design alumna Rosalyne Shieh (M.Arch ‘99) and her New York-based architecture firm Schaum/Shieh were recognized as one of the recipients of the Architectural League of New York’s 2019 Emerging Voices Award. As one of eight firms selected out of 45 applicants, Schaum/Shieh was recognized for its desire to explore links between art, form and urbanism all underneath the guidance of Shieh and her business partner, Troy Schaum.
“This year’s Emerging Voices explore different modes of architectural inquiry—social, environmental, formal, computational, and material—to create ambitious design solutions across a broad scale, from installations and public space to housing and cultural institutions,” said program director Anne Rieselbach in a press release.
Founded in 2009 by Schaum and Shieh, the firm is based in Houston and New York City. The firm’s origins lie in Shaum and Shieh’s desire to explore the links between art, form, and urbanism. They write: “The practice has a particular interest in 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.” Recent projects include Transart House, a residence and private gallery in Houston, Texas, and White Oak Music Hall, part of a locally owned cluster of music venues in Houston’s historic Near Northside neighborhood.
Starting March 7, the Architectural League of New York will host four nights of lectures by the winning firms.
Read the full interview with the 2019 Emerging Voice recipients here.