Marianne Shin believes that having a great imagination is an essential part of being an architect. She has a B.ARCH from Cornell University and a M.ARCH from Harvard University. While at Harvard, her research work on Paolo Ucello was published in Professor Robin Evan’s seminal theoretical book, The Projective Cast: Architecture and Its Three Geometries.
After working as design architect for James Stewart Polshek and Partners, 1100 Architects, and Tod Williams, Billie Tsien Architects, she founded Marianne Shin, AIA, Kaoru Blomberg, architecture & design. With all her work she has a simple goal: to combine clarity of concept with the beauty and sensuousness of tactility. In addition to her twenty year private practice, she has taught architecture at Parsons School of Design, the University of Hong Kong, and worked as an art educator for the Orange County Museum of Art.