Rashida Ng

Rashida Ng is Associate Professor and Chair of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University.

As an architect and educator, her research broadly explores the measurable and experiential characteristics of materials and performative architecture. In response to the environmental mandate for more ecological means of architectural production, her work negotiates the complex interrelationships between constructed and natural systems. She has authored numerous papers on these topics and co-edited the book, Performative Materials in Architecture and Design [Intellect] in 2013. Most recently, she has been engaged in an interdisciplinary research and design project within the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Ng is a registered architect with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has practiced with firms in Georgia, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Her work has been funded by grants from the Pennsylvania Green Building Alliance, the Architectural Research Centers Consortium and the Vice-Provost for the Arts at Temple University. She is co-founder and president of SEAMLab, a non-profit think tank organization dedicated to research focused on materiality within the built environment and is also principal of RNG Design.