M. Arch (2006), Princeton University

B. Arch (1999), Virginia Tech

Troy Schaum is an architect and an Assistant Professor at Rice School of Architecture, where he was the 2008-2009 Wortham Fellow. He received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University and Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech.  In 2008 he co-founded SCHAUM/SHIEH Architects, a studio focused on testing new possibilities for form, representation and politics in the post-megalopolitan city. With his firm, Schaum has recently completed designs for a range of projects including, an Art Center in Dublin, Pop-Music Center in Taiwan and an alternative urban plan for a shrinking Detroit. 

Previous to his position at Rice, Schaum was practicing in OMA’s New York office as a project architect for Paul Milstein Hall, a new building for Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning, among other projects. Also while in New York, Schaum worked at Studio Daniel Libeskind where his main projects included a 40-story tower in Torino, Italy and various international competitions. Schaum’s career began in San Francisco at Jim Jennings Architecture, working on a range of renowned small-scale projects in the Bay Area and the Southern California Desert.

Since 2010 he has been researching the urban and architectural transformations underway in Taiwan in a book-length study. Schaum's work has been published in Architectural Record, Workbooks and Domus.

Schaum is an Architect licensed in New York, California and Texas. He is NCARB certified and LEED AP BD+C.



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