Rashida Ng is an architect, educator, and researcher. In exploration of the measurable and experiential characteristics of materials and performative architecture, she seeks to promote innovation within the field. She has authored numerous papers on these topics and co-edited the book, Performative Materials in Architecture and Design, published by Intellect in 2013.
Most recently, she has been engaged in an interdisciplinary research and design project that explores the co-dependencies between material, form, energy, and environment within the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica. She believes that architects bear an ethical responsibility for the health of the environment and that our current metrics of energy efficiency do not go far enough to assess the impact of buildings on microclimates. Her work raises the aspirations of architecture beyond the notion of do no harm, inspiring future designers to take measured steps to reverse the destructive consequences of our previous (and current) practices.
Rashida received a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a registered architect in Pennsylvania, and has practiced in Georgia, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. She was elected to the Board of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and will serve as its President in 2019-2020.