Jae Shin is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP and a designer and partner at HECTOR, an urban design, planning & civic arts practice led by Jae Shin and Damon Rich. HECTOR’s work—from landscapes, buildings, and educational installations to neighborhood plans and development regulations—take lessons from traditions of popular education and community organizing to weave together unexpected materials and meanings in shared civic places.
Jae previously served as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), where she facilitated efforts to define and implement design principles for preserving and rehabilitating New York City’s public housing. She holds degrees in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and architecture from Princeton University. Her projects have received support from the MacDowell Fellowship, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and she has led design studios at Syracuse University School of Architecture and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.