"Through the fellowship, I want to contribute to lasting positive changes for residents of New York City public housing. Because racism and inequality often prevail in building our cities, I look forward to working day-to-day in an organization that provides housing for 480,000 people as well as stewarding the architecture, regulation and organization that make it possible. By engaging political systems that surround design, I aspire to become a better and more impactful designer."
As a full-time member of the Capital Planning and Design department at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Jae Shin will join a team that has made a bold commitment to delivering a new standard of design quality across NYCHA’s portfolio. Jae will be to help NYCHA to advance its efforts to define overarching design principles for safe, clean and connected communities. Towards that end, Jae will steward efforts to develop effective, resident-focused design processes, working with designers and engineers within and outside NYCHA to innovate and improve built outcomes. Among other tasks, she will work to implement design guidelines and develop strategies to activate the ground floors of NYCHA buildings.
Jae Shin has experience as an educator, most recently as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the New Jersey Institute for Technology. This is in addition to her work as a collaborating designer with the City of Newark for their public outreach around zoning and land use. Jae is a graduate of Princeton University, holding a Master of Architecture degree.