SCHAUM/SHIEH is a small architectural collaboration operating between Houston, TX and New York City. Rosalyne Shieh and Troy Schaum established SCHAUM/SHIEH in 2010 around overlapping interests in art, form, and the city, and have developed a dialogue through projects ranging from buildings and installations to speculative projects and unsolicited urban plans. 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. They work at a range of scales, with completed projects in Detroit, New York, Houston, and Virginia. Recent and ongoing work includes a masterplan for the Judd Foundation and a restoration of the Chamberlain Building for the Chinati Foundation, both in Marfa, Texas, the headquarters for an arts institution in Houston, and proposals for a residential tower on Park Avenue in New York City. SCHAUM/SHIEH was named a 2019 Emerging Voices winner by The Architectural League of New York, a finalist in the 2017 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program and named one of the 2016 New Practices New York by the AIA. Their 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. Schaum is an Associate Professor at Rice School of Architecture and Shieh teaches at MIT, where she is the Marion Mahony Fellow in Architecture.
Rosalyne Shieh is an architect, educator, and partner in SCHAUM/SHIEH. Her research interests include the relationship between urbanism and sociality as well as the ethics and aesthetics of informal material cultures, particularly in Taiwan and nearby islands. Her writing has been published in Log, Pidgin, and Paprika. Prior to founding SCHAUM/SHIEH, Rosalyne worked at Stan Allen Architect, Abalos&Herreros, and ARO. She teaches at MIT, where she is the Marion Mahony Fellow in Architecture, and has taught at Yale, The Cooper Union, Syracuse, and the University of Michigan, where she was the 2009-2010 A. Alfred Taubman Fellow in Architecture.Rosalyne is a MacDowell Fellow, recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Certificate, and holds degrees from Berkeley, the Bartlett, and Princeton. She is a licensed architect in the state of New York and NCARB certified.
Troy Schaum is a partner in SCHAUM/SHIEH and Associate Professor at the Rice School of Architecture, where he was the 2008-2010 Wortham Fellow. His design and research interests focus on new possibilities for form, representation, and politics in the post-megalopolitan city. Troy has extensive experience building at a range of scales; prior to founding SCHAUM/SHIEH, he was a project architect at OMA New York responsible for the design of Cornell’s Paul Milstein Hall and has also worked at LTL and Studio Daniel Libeskind, both in New York, and Jim Jennings Architect in San Francisco. Troy holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton and a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech, where he was the Donald and Joanna Sunshine Alumni Travel Fellow. He is NCARB certified and licensed in New York, California, North Carolina, and Texas.