Yen is an architect and maker of spaces, stories, drawings and hand sewn things. She co-founded Front Studio in 2001, an architecture firm with offices in New York City and Pittsburgh. Her undergraduate work was completed with honors at Carnegie Mellon University, followed by post-graduate work in urbanism at L’École d’Architecture in Paris, France. Fluent in French and Vietnamese, Yen’s work has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the IFA Gallery in Berlin and the Building Centre in London. Her first piece of short fiction, A Shared Life, was a winner in the Urban Omnibus Common Shares writing competition. Subsequent stories have been published in the Chicago Quarterly Review, MInola Review and the New Rivers Press American Fiction anthology. Her drawings are carried by the Picture Room in Brooklyn and Goods for the Study in the West Village.
Yen's first email handle, issued in 1991, was hh1f@