NEWS

PBS News Hour Weekend Edition, A new sculpture in the ‘heart’ of New York City symbolizes hope, nods to this past year

ABC News 10, “Want to show someone how much you love them? Leave them a message in Times Square”

Architectural Record, Times Square Arts Offers Soft-Firm’s Love Letters to New York City for Annual Valentine’s Day Installation
Untapped Cities, 12 New Public Art Installations in NYC February 2021
Architect’s Newspaper “Soft-Firm’s Love Letters named winner of the 2021 Times Square Design Competition”

Hybrid Activism w/ Bika Rebek at Columbia GSAPP (8/20)

Office Hours: How to Balance Teaching and Practice moderated by Esther Choi (6/20)

Design TO Symposium Speaker: The Future of Work

Anti-Racist Design Praxis FAMU / Howard (10/20)
Architect’s Newspaper “Yale School of Architecture alumni send letter to administration demanding transformative action”
New Grounds for Design Education, New York Review of Architecture and the Architectural League, July 30, 2020

The Office As We Know It No Longer Exists, Azure Online and Print (10/20) 52 Years Later, New York Review of Architecture Issue No. 24, July 2020

Toronto Star (Online) ”With anti-Asian sentiments rising, Asian people are imagining what life will look like post pandemic” May 2020

A+D Architecture and Design Museum (Online) “Virtual Reality” May 2020

AN Interiors Magazine (Print) “Work Play” October 2019

Metropolis Magazine (Online)“New Exhibition Contemplates the Past, Present, and Future of the Workplace” August 2019

Core 77 (Online) “Explore the Evolution of the Office (and Possibilities for the Future) at A/D/O’s Latest Exhibition” August 2019

DAMN Magazine (Online) “Out of Office at A/D/O: an exhibition about the development and future of the office environment.” July 2019

ADO Journal “Out Of Office - The Future of Work” July 2019

Surface Magazine “Soft-Firm, Tortuga Living, and Alex Gilbert: Out of Office” July 2019

Plat Journal (Print) “Really Virtual” September 2018

Depot Magazine (Online and Print) “Choose-York-Own-Kit” August 2018

Future of Structure: Adidas Brooklyn Creator Farm: Architecture, Product, and the Sensorial (Panel) April 2019

Cooper Union In Transition, “Really Virtual” Fall 2017

In Rem, Citygroup Fall 2018
Lately: Final Reviews at GSAPP, GSD, Cooper, RISD, Taubman, OSU, USC (Fall 2020)


AWARDS

Lexi Tsien named and Urban Design Forum fellow

TEACHING

Columbia GSAPP
Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Power Tools Lexi Tsien & Jelisa Blumberg
    Architecture Drawing and Representation I, Columbia GSAPP Fall 2018-2020
    Architecture Drawing and Representation II, Columbia GSAPP Spring 2019-2020 (2021 forthcoming)

Yale School of Architecture
    Advanced Studio with Adam Yarinsky, Fall 2018: New Architecture and Landscape for the Rothko Chapel

Arts Creativity Global, China
    Design Incubator, Expert Tour: Body Tectonic, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Nanjing, Summer 2018

Rhode Island School of Design, Critic, Architectural Analysis, Spring 2018

Cooper Union, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture
    Drawing, Spring 2018, Drawing, Spring 2017
    Design I Studio, Animate Archi-Tectonics, Fall 2017
*Winner of Architect Magazine's Studio Prize

Parsons / New School of Constructed Environments, Part-Time Faculty
    Representation and Analysis, Fall 2017 - Recitation Leader
    Representation and Analysis, Fall 2016 - Coordinator



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