M.Arch. (2009), GSD

B.A. (2005), Johns Hopkins University


Michelle Chang holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University in International Relations, concentrating in French. In 2013, she founded a practice called Department of Architecture (DoA), which focuses on the representation of architecture through temporary exhibitions and intermedial projects. 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 her work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. She previously practiced in the architecture offices of Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. and SOM NY, where she designed an 8000 SM cultural center and worked on several other cultural and academic buildings.