Architectural Drawing
Assistant Professor


Maggie Tsang is an architect and urbanist whose research focuses on the intersection between landscape, urbanism, and infrastructure. She is cofounder and managing principal of Dept., a landscape architecture and urban design studio based in Houston. Dept.’s current work spans various scales, from an experimental garden and constructed prairie at Rice University to a two-acre public park with Buffalo Bayou Partnership in Houston’s East End. Dept.’s recent Good Neighbor Stormwater Park, a community retention basin in North Miami, won Fast Company’s Best of Urban Design Award in 2020 and the Florida Gold APA Award for Innovative Design. Dept. was also recently awarded the 2022 League Prize from the Architectural League of New York. 

Tsang is currently the principal investigator for an interdisciplinary research initiative, “Community Oriented Stormwater Infrastructure,” with the Departments of Civil Engineering and Sociology, as well as cocurator with Dalia Munenzon of the forthcoming exhibition, Big, Hot, and Sticky, at the Architecture Center Houston.


Faculty Work


  • M.Des. Harvard University
  • M.Arch. Yale University
  • B.A. Yale College

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