Lexi Tsien

Lexi Tsien is an architect and educator practicing in New York City and Providence. Her research is focused on issues of representation, aesthetics and drawing as an inventive tool of projection. She received her Bachelor of the Arts from Columbia University with a focus in Anthropology and Visual Art, and her Master’s degree from Yale School of Architecture, where she received the Moulton Andrus Award for excellence in art and architecture.

Tsien trained in the offices of Barkow Leibinger in Berlin, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Bernard Tschumi Architects in New York. She is a founding member of Soft Firm, based in New York. She works independently in such print media as photography and silkscreen and has exhibited her work in New York and Berlin. Before coming to RISD, she taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Yale and worked as a part-time faculty member at both Parsons and The Cooper Union.


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