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2019-08-27
Shin Shin will be exhibiting our project “Up Close” at Detroit Design 139, a biennial exhibition organized by Bedrock, City of Detroit, Design Core, and others. DD139 will host a variety of events, lectures and discussions throughout the month of September that focus on the future of Detroit’s built and natural environment. We’re honored to be included!

2019-08-26
Melissa will be joining the faculty of USC as a part-time lecturer for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 academic year. This fall, she will be teaching 1st year undergraduate design studio and a visualization course. 

2019-07-25
Shin Shin has been featured in Detour Detroit, a website and newsletter dedicated to Detroit architecture and culture. Read a little about the office and some of our recent work in Detroit here. Thank you for the interview and feature!

2019-06-25

“Somersault Terraces,” a proposal for affordable housing in London, is featured in a new publication from Archhive Books. The publication focuses on new ideas and platforms that are enabling people to own or purchase homes. Purchase your copy here!

2019-06-20 Shin Shin will be closing out the LA Design Festival with Dopium LA, a one night only installation featuring our project “No Vacancy.” Stop by and check out the project along with several local artists, tickets available here.

2019-06-06 Swing by and support the A+D Museum by purchasing one of Shin Shin’s “Retired Columns” from the Impermanent Collection, a curated space within the museum featuring a rotation of local artists and designers. “Retired Columns” are custom 3D printed vases inspired by the Japanese art of ikebana, also available for purchase here.

2019-03-20
Melissa is excited to be speaking on the “Designing Products for All the Senses” panel hosted by Zendesk in San Francisco. See you there! Tickets available here

2018-11-28

Shin Shin received an Honorable Mention for a proposal to create new affordable housing strategies in London, UK. View the proposal, “Somersault Terraces,” here and interview here.

2018-08-31

Shin Shin received an Honorable Mention for a proposal that reimagines the future of housing in the Virginia Park Historic District of Detroit. View the proposal here.

2018-06-29
Shin Shin is a finalist in the “Design Center in a Box” Competition, an opportunity to activate vacant storefronts in our hometown of Detroit. In Stage 2 we will be developing our proposal for a public presentation, where two winners will be selected for construction. Design Center in a Box is a collaboration between the City of Detroit Planning & Development Department and the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at UD Mercy. It is funded by the Knight Foundation’s Cities Challenge.


2018-05-28
Shin Shin received a Directors’ Choice Award for "Tether", our proposal for a housing development along the Mumbai coastline. View the proposal here.


2018-04-19 Melissa will be on final review juries this week at USC (2nd year Undergraduate) and Sci-Arc (Mark Foster Gage Vertical Studio and Undergraduate Thesis Weekend.)

2018-01-26
Shin Shin led the fabrication and project management of Geothermal Futures Lab, an installation designed by Mark Foster Gage Architects in the Sci-Arc gallery. Read more about the exhibit here. On view January 26-March 4.

2018-01-08
Melissa will be teaching a Collaborative Studio between Sci-Arc and the Yale School of Architecture with Mark Foster Gage. Students will be exploring the future of American infrastructure (Spring 2018).

2017-11-22
Shin Shin received an honorable mention for "Caustic Fictions", our proposal for a marker at the WIPP nuclear waste isolation site in New Mexico. View the results here.

2017-11-20
Shin Shin is a finalist in the NXT City Prize for our proposal "The Wellington." Melissa will be traveling to Toronto for the final presentation next week! View the shortlist and finalists here.

2017-10-26
A glimpse into Undergraduate Thesis Prep with Ferda Kolatan this semester: Archdaily.

2017-09-08
Melissa will be teaching Undergraduate Thesis Prep (Fall 2017) with Ferda Kolatan at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc).

2017-07-12
Shin Shin wins 2nd place in Eleven Magazine's urban ideas competition on Rome. Check out the entry on their website and on Archinect.


2017-04-21
It's Sci-Arc Undergraduate Thesis Weekend! Melissa will be on final review juries this weekend for Undergraduate Thesis, where she was a thesis co-advisor with Michael Young, M. Casey Rehm, Marcelo Spina and Peter Testa. The thesis program was coordinated by Marcelyn Gow.


2017-01-09
Melissa will be teaching Undergraduate Thesis (Spring 2017) with Michael Young at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc).


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