Payette is pleased to announce the 2017 recipient of the Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship, Olivia Huang. The scholarship, offered through the The Architects Foundation, was established to encourage the continuing education of female students in architecture and named in the memory of Sho-Ping Chin FAIA, long-time Payette principal. Throughout her career Sho-Ping was an impactful mentor and instilled her teams with a sense of camaraderie and commitment to design. As a founder of the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, held biennially, Chin was instrumental in defining the national discourse for Women in Design. Sho-Ping was also known for her commitment to design high caliber spaces for those in need.
Huang was born, raised and educated in New Jersey, where she learned ballet, piano and attended Princeton University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, before moving to Boston to attend graduate school at MIT. Huang also works on systemic design with the Agncy, a Boston-based nonprofit focusing on affordable housing development, and theorizing about games and play. This summer Huang will intern at MASS Design Group or researching the justice system for her thesis project.
As a firm we are excited to support Olivia and see her advance throughout her career.
Architects Foundation announces winner of the Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship
In Memoriam Sho-Ping Chin FAIA (1953-2015)