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Amy Shu Chang

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


For the past few years, Amy Chang has focused her career on multifamily housing projects, particularly affordable housing, and modular construction.   She’s passionate about creating equitable housing that enriches people's everyday life while contributing to the well-being of the planet.  She believes that the heart of a multifamily building is the sense of community, and it is important for a design to promote a shared community experience, whether it's in the form of open, flex space for gathering or a communal garden for growing healthy food.

Amy was a teaching fellow for architecture studios and digital fabrication courses during her graduate years at Yale University.  She enjoyed guiding students on their exploration of architectural design concepts and various visual representation methods.  Amy was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York City College of Technology and has sat on design panels for the M.Arch program at University of Washington.


  • Urban infill projects
  • Zoning regulations
  • Density bonus law
  • Affordable housing
  • Modular/prefabricated housing
  • Adaptive reuse design
  • Project management
  • Feasibility study
  • Architectural design
  • Visual studies
  • BIM model
  • Construction administration

Research Areas

  • Urban design
  • Architect's role in the housing crisis


  • Yale University, M. ARCH in Architecture, 2009
  • Cornell University, B.ARCH in Architecture, 2003

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor in Architectural Technology, New York City College of Technology
  • Senior Project Manager, Trachtenberg Architects
  • Senior Project Architect, SKL Architects
  • Project Architect, Perkins+Will
  • Designer, SOM

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2nd Place AIA Seattle Design in Public “Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities Competition”, 2018
  • Yale University School of Architecture Schwarz Travel Fellowship, 2008