Faculty: Liliane Wong

Biography

Department Head Liliane Wong will be on sabbatical during the fall 2013 semester and Wintersession 2014. 

Liliane Wong received her BA, with honors, in mathematics from Vassar College and her MArch from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is a professor and head of the Department of Interior Architecture, where she has taught since 1998, with an emphasis on design for the homeless and modular housing. Her studio “Elements in Transitional Space” in partnership with Pine Street Inn, the largest homeless shelter in New England, is an annual opportunity for social activism through design.

She is a co-founder of the Int|AR Journal, an academic publication on design interventions and adaptive reuse.

A registered architect in Massachusetts, she has practiced through her own firm, Mahon Wong Associates, as well as with the Boston firms of Perry Dean Rogers and FHCM. Key projects include the American Embassy in Jordan, Montclair Public Library, Hartford Public Library and the design of the Kore Library Furnishings Line. She is currently working as co-author on Libraries – A Design Manual to be published in 2011 by Birkhäuser Verlag.

Academic Research/Areas of Interest

Liliane Wong’s teaching and research areas include design for the homeless, the mathematics of curved space and the low income, modular home. Her philosophy and teaching on design for the homeless is included in Glimmer – how design can transform your life and maybe even the world by Warren Berger. Her research on non Euclidean math is funded, in part, by a grant entitled “Knit Space”. As a member of the Advisory Board of Blu Homes, a modular home enterprise, she has incorporated her teaching and research in the studios, Modular, Demountable + Green.

Liliane Wong

Liliane Wong

Professor
lwong@risd.edu
401-454-6274

  • BA, Vassar College
  • MA, Harvard University
  • MARCH, Harvard University

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