Associate Professor and Chair of Architecture and Environmental Design
Architecture, Facilities Management, Historic Preservation

Rashida Ng, RA

Rashida Ng is an architect and educator whose research broadly explores the measurable and experiential characteristics of materials and performative architecture. In response to the environmental mandate for more ecological means of architectural production, her work negotiates the complex interrelationships between constructed and natural systems. She has authored numerous papers on these topics and co-edited the book, Performative Materials in Architecture and Design [Intellect] in 2013. Most recently, she has been engaged in an interdisciplinary research and design project within the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica.
A registered architect with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Ng has practiced with firms in Georgia, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Her work has been funded by grants from the Pennsylvania Green Building Alliance, the Architectural Research Centers Consortium and the Vice-Provost for the Arts at Temple University. She is co-founder and president of SEAMLab, a non-profit think tank organization dedicated to research focused on materiality within the built environment and is also principal of RNG Design.
Ng is currently serving as president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, a non-profit association of over 200 schools in the United States, Canada and abroad.

MA, University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, 2001
BSArch, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997

Selected Work
Ng, R., Wit, A. J., & Hsieh, T. (2018). Cloud Magnet. ARCC Conference
. doi:10.17831/rep:arcc%y537

Lindsey, B., & Ng, R. (2017, Winter). Diversity by Design?. Context: Journal of the AIA Philadelphia, 20-23.

Wit, A. J., Ng, R., Zhang, C., & Kim, S. (2016). Composite Systems for Lightweight Architectures: Case
     studies in Large-scale CFRP Winding. In K. Velikov, S. Manninger, M. del Campo, S. Ahlquist, & G.
     Thün (Eds.), Posthuman Frontiers: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines [Proceedings of the
     36th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
(pp. 326-331).
     Fargo, ND: ACADIA.

Ng, R., & Patel, S. (Eds). (2013). Performative Materials in Architecture and Design. London, UK: Intellect

Smith, R., Quale, J., & Ng, R. (Eds). (2013). Proceedings of the 2012 ACSA Fall Conference: OFFSITE:
     Theory and Practice of Architectural Production
. Washington, DC: ACSA Press.


Image credit: Temple University Photography / Joseph V. Labolito