About

 

Stephanie Lin Studio is the design practice of Stephanie Lin, an architectural designer based in New York. Stephanie creates experimental spaces and objects, working with materials and techniques in alternative ways to organize form, structure, and their perceptual properties. In many of her projects, patterning plays a key role in organizing such effects. Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Master of Architecture from Harvard University where she received the Faculty Design Award and the AIA Merit Certificate. Her thesis at Harvard was titled Reframing the Tourist Gaze in which she explored the potential of architecture as an instrument of vision. Stephanie has taught architecture studios at Columbia University, UC Berkeley, The Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture.

Stephanie Lin is a founding member of Office III along with Sean Canty and Ryan Golenberg.
The three were recently shortlisted for the 2017 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Award.


Education

Harvard University
August 2009 – May 2012
Master of Architecture, Advanced Placement
Graduation with Distinction

UC Berkeley
August 2003 – May 2007
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
Graduation with Highest Honors

 

Awards

Finalist (Office III: Canty, Golenberg, Lin), MoMA PS1 Warm-Up 2017
PS1 MoMA, Long Island City, New York, 2016

1st Runner-up for ‘Park Canvas’
George Lane Park Centennial Stage Redesign Competition
High River, AB, Canada, 2015

Ace Hotel Artist in Residency
Sponsored by Museum of Arts & Design, 2014

Faculty Design Award
Harvard University, 2012
For significant achievement throughout the relevant program’s design sequence.

AIA Merit Certificate
Harvard University, 2012
Awarded to the second-ranking graduating student.

Eisner Prize in Architecture
UC Berkeley, 2007
For outstanding creative achievement in architecture.

Peerless Prize for Best Project
UC Berkeley, 2007
For for the best student project designed in an architecture studio course at Berkeley.

CED Professional Promise Award
UC Berkeley, 2007

Dean’s Merit Scholarship
Harvard University, 2009 – 2012

Gadsby-Trudgett Merit Scholarship
UC Berkeley, 2007

 

Teaching

Pratt Institute
School of Architecture
Visiting Assistant Professor, January 2017 to Present
Architectonics, First Year

Cooper Union
Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
Instructor, Fall 2016
Architectonics, First Year

Columbia University
Associate of Architecture, Spring 2016
Co-instructor, Advanced Studio VI.

UC Berkeley
Lecturer, Fall 2015
Arch 100A, ‘Fundamentals of Architectural Design’.

Columbia University
Associate of Architecture, Spring 2015
Co-instructor, Advanced Studio VI.

UC Berkeley
Lecturer, Summer 2011
Arch 123, ‘Digital Representation’.

UC Berkeley
Lecturer, Summer 2010
Arch 123, ‘Digital Representation’.

Harvard Graduate School of Design
Studio Teaching Assistant, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2012

 

Selected Projects

Lenticular Wall, 2016 – ongoing
Residence G, 2016 – ongoing
Wave Tile, 2016 – ongoing
New Spring, retirement facility, Taipei, Taiwan, 2016 – ongoing
Residence RD, 2016
Trio House, 3-family residential renovation, 2016
Push X Pull Studio, fitness studio interior design and identity, Vancouver, BC, 2016
Short film set design (TBA), 2016
Park Canvas, George Lane Park Centennial Stage Redesign Competition, 2nd Place, High River, AB, 2015
Looking At, Looking In: Reframing the Tourist Gaze in San Francisco, hotel proposal, Thesis project, Harvard, 2012
Variations on the Trefoil: Contingencies and Eccentricities, performing arts complex proposal, Harvard, 2011
Point and Shoot Data, wireless communications hardware, MIT Media Lab, 2011
Asymptotic Tower, mixed use tower proposal, Harvard, 2011

 

Selected Exhibitions

Stranger
Brooklyn, NY, June 2013
Organized and curated a multi-media exhibition of art and design.

Platform 5
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, 2013
Exhibited Looking At, Looking In (2012). Curated by Mariana Ibanez.

Ways of Seeing
MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA 2012
Exhibited Point and Shoot Data (2011) a hardware device and messaging application using visible light communication (VLC) for mobile devices.

Platform 4
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, 2012
Exhibited Variations on the Trefoil (2012). Curated by Eric Howeler.

International Architectural Summit 2011
Madrid/Segovia  (Jun 2011)
International exhibit on innovation in architectural education. Exhibited Variations on the Trefoil: Contingencies and Eccentricities (Harvard, 2011, critic Scott Cohen)

Platform 3
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, 2011
Exhibited Housing Vault and Supernatural. Curated by Emily Waugh.

Architecture:f(city)
3A Gallery, San Francisco, CA  (Sep 2007)
Exhibited Materials Distribution Facility (2006). Curated by Robert Shepherd and Jeanette Kuo.

 

Selected Publications

Ibanez, Mariana. GSD Platform 5. New York: Actar, 2012. Print.
Featuring Looking At, Looking In: Reframing the Tourist Gaze in San Francisco (2012).

Lin, Luescher, Rich, Salzberg. ‘Point and Shoot Data’. CHI Conference Papers. 2012.

Howeler, Eric. GSD Platform 4. New York: Actar, 2011. Print.
Featuring Variations on the Trefoil: Contingencies and Eccentricities (2011).

Waugh, Emily. GSD Platform 3. New York: Actar, 2010. Print.
Featuring projects Housing Vault (2009) and Supernatural (2010).