Evan Shieh Wins AIAS/ACSA New Faculty Teaching Award

All of Parsons School of Constructed Environments would like to give a hearty congratulations to our very own Evan Shieh. He is an architect, urbanist, and educator who teaches at New York Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design. Evan Shieh joined Parsons as an Adjunct-Faculty member in the fall of 2022 and recently received the 2023 New Faculty Teaching Award awarded by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) / American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). Evan has been recognized for demonstrating excellence and innovation in his teaching performance during the formative years of his architectural teaching career. Previously Evan has taught full-time at University of Virginia (UVA), at the City College of New York (CCNY), and at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), as the 2019-20 Irving Innovation Teaching Fellow. He taught Design Studio 3: Natural Systems in the MArch program in the fall, and is currently teaching Design Studio 2 for the undergraduate BFA Architecture program this spring semester. Evan’s research and teaching examine the critical environmental, ecological, and social crises that our infrastructures are implicated in, issues he challenges his students to engage deeply with. He is the author of Autonomous Urbanism: Towards a New Transitopia! (ORO Editions/AR+D Publishers, Spring 2024), a forthcoming design-research publication that explores the latent & transformative impact autonomous vehicles will have on our future built environments. Evan believes strongly in the importance of empathetic teaching methods and in creating a studio culture that encourages students to advocate for the impact of their own core values and diverse backgrounds on the profession’s future of which they are the foundation of. It is a privilege to have such an incredible faculty member here at Parsons SCE and we look forward to the amazing work and research that Evan will continue to do. His impact is felt by students, faculty, and staff alike.