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Wortham Fellow


Maggie Tsang is an architect and urbanist. She is a 2021-2023 Wortham Fellow at Rice School of Architecture and co-founder of Dept., a landscape architecture and urban design studio. Her research and practice focus on the impacts of climate adaptation and flood hazard mitigation on urban infrastructure and planning. A recent project with Dept., Good Neighbor Stormwater Park, a community retention basin in North Miami, won Fast Company’s Best of Urban Design Awards 2020 and the Florida Gold Coast APA Award for Innovative Design.

Prior to founding Dept., she worked at WORK Architecture Company in New York and Utile Architecture and Planning in Boston, MA. Maggie is a registered architect in Maryland and Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture from Yale University as well as a Master of Design Studies in Urbanism, Landscape, and Ecology from Harvard Graduate School of Design.


  • M.Des., Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • M.Arch., Yale School of Architecture
  • B.A., Yale College
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