Troy Schaum

Troy Schaum is an architect with extensive experience in practice at a wide range of scales and project types. He is also engaged in teaching and research as an Associate Professor at the Rice School of Architecture where he as been teaching since 2008. He received his Master of Architecture from Princeton and Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech. Previous to founding SCHAUM/SHIEH, Troy was a project architect at OMA New York working on the design for Paul Milstein Hall—Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art and Planning. Troy also worked as a designer at Studio Daniel Libeskind and LTL Architects in New York and in San Francisco at Jim Jennings Architecture.

Troy is licensed in New York, California, and Texas and NCARB certified.

Rosalyne Shieh

Rosalyne Shieh is an architect and educator. Her writing has been published in Log, Pidgin, and Paprika. She teaches at MIT as the Marion Mahony Fellow, where she is working on a project about place at the intersection of material culture, oral history, and postcolonial identity in Taiwan. Previously, she taught at the Yale School of Architecture, The Cooper Union, and the University of Michigan, where she was the 2009-2010 Taubman Fellow in Architecture. Rosalyne is a MacDowell Fellow, recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Certificate, and holds degrees from Berkeley, the Bartlett, and Princeton. Before forming SCHAUM/SHIEH, she worked at Abalos&Herreros in Madrid and in New York City for Stan Allen Architect and ARO.

Rosalyne is a registered architect in the state of New York and NCARB certified.

Andrea Brennan


Andrea is an architect that has worked with SCHAUM/SHIEH since 2017. Before that, she trained in offices in Houston, Charlottesville, and Paris. Originally from Baltimore, Andrea earned her B.S. in Architecture from the University of Virginia, where she applied her architectural education by leading disaster-relief service projects and studied in Copenhagen and Vicenza. She earned her M.Arch at Rice University. While at Rice, she studied in Paris and traveled to Switzerland and Italy to explore her interest in materiality and tectonic detailing by architects of the region.

Andrea is licensed in Texas and NCARB Certified.

Ekin Erar


Ekin is a designer from Istanbul, Turkey. Before joining SCHAUM/SHIEH in 2019, She worked in offices in Istanbul and New York and collaborated on projects in Europe and the Americas. While working towards her Master's degree at Rice, she studied in Paris and traveled around Europe to research urban objects in various scales and uses. Her research on the topic has been featured in Venice and Sao Paulo Architectural Biennales.

Past & Present

Albert Pope
*Alibi Studio
David Huang
DO Architecture
gin design group
MAde Studio
Master of None
New Affiliates
Thing Thing