Christine Cheng

Design Critic in Architecture

Christy Cheng is a New York-based architect, writer, and editor who received her master of architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and her bachelor of arts in English and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania.  Christy’s educational and professional background has led her personal interests in the interdisciplinary potentials of architecture, design, art, research, and writing.  Christy has worked as an architect at a number of offices worldwide, including OMA, where she was a key member of the 23 East 22nd Street team and a number of architecture and research based projects; Toshiko Mori Architect, where she worked on cultural, residential, and exhibition projects; and the artist Ai Weiwei’s architectural design firm, Fake Design, in Beijing, where she was the project architect for the Archaeological Archives in the Jinhua Architecture Park.  She currently works independently on a variety of scales and types of projects. 

Christy has taught graduate level architectural studios for the past several years at Columbia GSAPP, Cornell AAP, and the CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture, and has been an invited critic at Harvard GSD and University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design.  Her work has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture and the Center for Architecture, and published in numerous global publications.   Christy is a registered architect in New York and California.