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2023

︎sssad.space, a virtual space for Storytelling Spaces of Solidarity in the Asian Diaspora (SSSAD) has soft launched! (Public Memory)

“Is There Such a Thing as Asian Diasporic Architecture?” by Tonia Sing Chi and Bz Zhang published in the DMU guest edited October 2023 issue of Architect Magazine (Publication)

DMU guest edits and design the October 2023 issue of Architect Magazine  (Publication). Issue co-editors: Albert Chao, Tonia Sing Chi, Pedro Cruz Cruz, Kamila Diaz, Stephen F. Gray, Jerome Haferd, Lisa C. Henry, A.L. Hu, christin hu, Justin Garrett Moore, Shawhin Roudbari, Camille Sherrod, Victor Zagabe.  (Publication)

DMU will be at the 2023 NOMA Conference in Portland, OR (October 11-15) giving the workshop “How to Co-Create Advocacy Campaigns” | Speakers: Gina Fernandes, Shalini Agrawal, Tonia Sing Chi, Deena Darby, Christin Hu, and Tya Winn (Conference Session)

DMU is awarded Graham Foundation Grant for “Challenging Patterns of Supremacy: Provocations from Collective Pedagogy, Practice, and Organizing” Couthors: Shalini Agrawal, Tonia Sing Chi, Lisa C. Henry, Shawhin Roudbari, and Bz Zhang with MAS Context. (Publication)

2022

DMU’s Shalini Agrawal, Tonia Sing Chi, Lisa C. Henry, Shawhin Roudbari, and Bz Zhang give a keynote lecture at UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design “Challenging Patterns of Supremacy: Provocations from Collective Pedagogy, Practice, and Organizing” and a workshop: “Mapping Networks of Power and Care” Coauthors: (Public Lecture and Workshop)

DMU exhibits DMUxLisbon in the Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa: Multiplicity at the National Museum of Contemporary art in Lisbon, Portugal, curated by Vyjayanthi Rao (Exhibit)

Nááts’íilid Initiative‘s Walking With Dinétah project opens with a Public Arts and Trails Exhibit in Chilchinbeto, Dennehotso, and Kayenta (Exhibit)

Tonia presents her paper “Beyond Participation in Tribal Housing and Perpetuation of Earthen Architectural Traditions” at Terra 2022, the 13th World Congress on Earth Architectural Heritage 2022 (Lecture and Publication, In Press)

Tonia joins the NOMAS Lecture Series with “Choosing the Periphery as a Space of Resistance, Power, and Belonging” at UC Berkeley, CED (Public Lecture)

“The other day we started a shared doc...” coauthored with DMU is published in Log 54: Coauthoring, edited by Ann Lui and Ana Miljački.(Publication)

“Unseen Matters: Emerging Counter-Institutional Pedagogies” coauthored with Tonia Sing Chi, Lisa C. Henry, Shawhin Roudbari, and Bz Zhang is published in Journal of Architectural Education 76:2: Pedagogies for a Broken World, edited by Jay Cephas, Igor Marjanović, and Ana Miljački Paper: (Publication)

Tonia receives the Graham Foundation’s Research and Development Grant for “Storytelling Spaces of Solidarity in the Asian Diaspora” (Research)

Nááts’íilid Initiative receives the Mellon Foundation’s Humanities in Place Grant for “Hoosh’ii’ and ‘li lah : Revitalizing Diné PlaceKnowing and PlaceMaking.” Team: Carmirae Holguin, Cara Dukepoo, Elisha Charley, Tonia Sing Chi, and Shundana Yusaf (Design)

2021

Nááts’íilid Initiative awarded NDN Collective, Community Self-Determination Grant for “The Sweat Equity Homes Project,” Team: Carmirae Holguin, Tonia Sing Chi, Cara Dukepoo, and Elisha Charley (Design)

Tonia Sing Chi, Samantha Eddy, Kassie John, and Shundana Yusaf awarded Monument Lab Re: Generation Grant with for “Walking With Dinétah” (Public Art)

Tonia moderates “Confronting Biases in Historic Building Materials” with Preservation Alumni at Columbia GSAPP Pushing Perspectives Lecture Series (Lecture)

DMU gives a workshop with JADE Philadelphia on “Social Justice in the Built Environment Learn-in” (Workshop)

Tonia gives a guest lecture “Preservation Justice” at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan and University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning (Lecture)

DMU presents “Lessons in Anti-Racist Design Pedagogy” at the  Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. (Lecture)

Tonia gives a lecture and panel for the inaugural Pushing Perspectives Lecture Series with Preservation Alumni at Columbia GSAPP: “Can We Make Preservation Relevant in Advancing Social Justice?” (Lecture)

Tonia is a guest editor with Shundana Yusaf for Dialectic IX: Decolonizing Architectural Technologies. Editorial: “Decolonization is Not a Virtue Signal. It is a Call to Action.” (Publication)

Tonia interviews Selina Martinez for Dialectic IX, Decolonizing Architectural Technologies in “Unearthing Indigenous Futurity” (Publication)

Interview with Terremoto published in Two Sides of the Border: Reimagining the Region, edited by Tatiana Bilbao, Ayesha S. Ghosh, Nile Greenberg (Interview)

2020

“The Manual of Earth Block Architecture” is featured in Two Sides of the Border: Reimagining the Region at Yale SOA in New Haven, CT directed by Tatiana Bilbao (Exhibit)

2019

Tonia presents her paper “Participation in Native American Housing and the Perpetuation of Earthen Architectural Traditions” at the Earth USA Conference in Santa Fe, NM (Lecture and Paper) 

Tonia presents her lecture “Building Reciprocity” at Historic Santa Fe Foundation in Santa Fe, NM (Public Lecture) 

Tonia presents her lecture “Building Reciprocity” at Indigenous Design and Planning Institute at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM (Public Lecture)

Tonia presents her lecture “Building Reciprocity” at University of Utah School of Architecture Ethos Lecture Series in Salt Lake City, UT (Public Lecture)

Tonia featured in Wallpaper* Magazine’s Graduate Directory for Architecture profiling top graduates across the world (Feature)

2018

Tonia receives Charles McKim Prize for Excellence in Design / Saul Kaplan Traveling Fellowship , Columbia GSAPP

Tonia receives AIA Henry Adams Medal / American Institute of Architects

Tonia receives Historic Preservation Faculty Award for Outstanding Thesis, Columbia GSAPP for “Building Reciprocity: A Grounded Theory of Participation in Tribal Housing and the Perpetuation of Earthen Architectural Traditions”

Tonia receives RIBA Silver Medal Nomination, 2018

Tonia receives the KPF Paul Katz Fellowship for “Sydney, Unsettled”
     
Tonia receives the Columbia GSAPP William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize for “Knowledge Coalitions Between Design Practitioners and Tribal Communities”
      
Tonia receives the Preservation Alumni at Columbia GSAPP, Cleo and James Marston Fitch Thesis Grant

Tonia receives Heritage Ball Scholarship / AIA New York & Center for Architecture   
   
Tonia awarded the Society of Architectural Historians and Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Charles E. Peterson Fellowship for SAH Archipedia: New York State