My name is Sophie Weston Chien and I am a spatial maker, strategic thinker and community activator. I am interested in creating equitable spaces embedded in policy and infrastructure for global practice in local communities.
I am currently a 4th year studying Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, with concentrations in Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies and Politics and Policy, often supplemented with classes at Brown University. I have experience working in federal and municipal government, nonprofits, and institutional engagement with design firms and community partners. I have interned with op.AL in Rome and Oualalou + Choi in Paris.
Everything and everyone is connected, and I love spending my life figuring out how and why that matters, and for whom.
My dream job? Planning a socially and environmentally responsible crossover between the Olympics and the World’s Fair in a modern American City.
connect with me: schien [at] risd.edu
spending the 2018/19 academic year as RISD's Student Alliance President