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Troy Schaum
Associate Professor


Troy Schaum’s design and research focus on new possibilities for form, representation, and politics in the post-megalopolitan city. He is pursuing this line of research through practice-based work at SCHAUM/SHIEH, an award-winning architectural firm based in Houston and New York City. This firm considers the city at the scale of the building, both as a site of theoretical experimentation and as a reality that may be transformed through building. This work, which unfolds at a range of scales nationally and internationally, has received several AIA design awards. They were also finalists in the 2017 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, named one of the 2016 New Practices New York by the AIA, awarded as one of the Architectural League’s 2019 Emerging Voices, and named to the Domus list of 50 Best Architecture Firms 2020. 

Recent and ongoing work includes a masterplan for the Judd Foundation and a restoration of the Chamberlain Building for the Chinati Foundation, both in Marfa, Texas; the headquarters for an arts institution in Houston; and proposals for a residential tower on Park Avenue in New York City. His work has been exhibited globally–including at the Venice Biennale, MoMA, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the Center for Architecture in New York–and published in many journals, including Architect’s Newspaper, Texas Architect, Dezeen, Domus, Architect, and Architectural Record. He is also the editor of Totalization: Speculative Practice in Architectural Education in which contributors explore the status of expertise in the formulation of contemporary practice.


M.Arch. Princeton University
B.Arch. Virginia Tech
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