Michelle Chang
Assistant Professor


Michelle Chang holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University in International Relations. In 2013, she founded an independent practice after working on several residential, cultural, and urban projects at offices in New York, Boston, and California. In her research and teaching, she explores the translations between design and building as they relate to optics, digital media, and architectural production. Prior to teaching at Rice, she taught studios at UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, and Northeastern University. 
Chang is a former MacDowell Colony fellow and a recipient of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the US and abroad.

Faculty Work


  • M.Arch., Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University
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