Tommy Yang

Tommy Yang

Brooklyn, NY, US



Tommy Yang completed his Bachelors of Science in Architecture at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and is a current graduate student in the Masters of Architecture Program at The New School.

Yang’s work focuses on collaborative design, resiliency, ethnic studies, and speculative urban futures. How can architectural design become an intersection between multiple disciplines: biology, engineering, and art?

In his project 'Finding Home: A Place to Belong’ investigates the importance of home in the production of the Hmong and Hmong American identity in an inner city neighborhood of Milwaukee. His research methodologies are structured from disciplines such as ethnic studies, cultural geography, cultural studies, architectural history, public history, and cultural landscape studies.

A continuation of more of Yang's civilly engaged works are at the Buildings Landscapes and Cultures Program.

His current research involves Geographic Analysis of infrastructures and science fiction to inform urban and architectural futures. Utopic Forecasting and Storytelling in Architectural Design can simulate solutions for urban wicked problems. 



The New School, New York, NY, US, M.Arch

Aug 2017 - current

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, Bachelors, BS.Arch

Sep 2013 - May 2017


McNair Scholar Fellowship, Grant

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is an intensive fellowship program that allows for undergraduate students to immerse themselves into leading edge research in their disciplines.


Urban Edge Design Award, 1st Place

The Urban Edge Award is an advanced Research & Design Seminar that will bring together Students, internationally recognized Design Professionals and Local Stakeholders to develop fresh, innovative and effective design proposals at multiple scales that blur the boundaries of Art, Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism.


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