Shin Shin Architecture is a female and minority owned architecture and design firm, co-founded by sisters Melissa and Amanda Shin.

Based in Los Angeles and Detroit, we provide a full-service architectural experience for residential, commercial, and cultural projects of all scales and are fully licensed and insured in the States of California and Michigan. 

In 2022, Shin Shin was the recipient of the AIA Los Angeles Emerging Practice Award, the highest honor the organization bestows on an emerging firm to recognize notable, innovative achievements in design, community service, education, and service to the profession. Shin Shin was also named Best New Firm in the West (2021) by the Architect’s Newspaper and has been featured in Dwell, the Los Angeles Times, and various other publications.

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Melissa Shin, RA, AIA is the Principal Architect and Co-Founder of Shin Shin and a licensed architect in the states of California and Michigan. She worked in the offices of Herzog de Meuron (Switzerland and New York), Greg Lynn FORM (Los Angeles), and Gehry Partners (Los Angeles).

Melissa holds a Master of Architecture (Yale University), a Bachelor of Science in Theoretical Mathematics (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Melissa Shin
Jenna Cover
Claire Li
Morgan Steinmann
Abriella Terrazas

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