Lexi Tsien is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP. She is founding principal of Soft-Firm, based in Brooklyn. Her work takes a playful approach to visual perception, elemental forms, and program. She has taught design studios and representation courses at the Yale School of Architecture, The Cooper Union, Parsons The New School, and Rhode Island School of Design. Before coming to GSAPP, she worked in the offices of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Bernard Tschumi Architects, and Barkow Leibinger in Berlin. Lexi earned her M.Arch from the Yale School of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Visual Arts from Columbia University.