Yen Ha


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 Crack the Spine, 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.

”You Are Fine”, Across The Margin, October 12, 2018
"The Return", Hypertext, Spring 2018
"Her Dentist," New Rivers Press American Fiction Vol. 16, Fall 2017
"An Ocean and a Continent Away", Crack the Spine, Issue 213, April 2017
"Speaking in English," Minola Review, Issue 5, July 2016
"The Side of the Road," Kentucky Review, 2016 Final Issue
"A Pile of Salt," The Fable Online, Issue 17, July 2016
"A Bubble of Silence," Chicago Quarterly Review, Volume 22, 2016
"The Untold Lives of Trash: Beer Bottle," Two Cities Review, Issue 7 Fall 2015­
"A Shared Life", Architectural League Common Shares, June 2014

Finalist, New Rivers Press American Fiction Prize, October 2017
Honorable Mention, Short Story Awards for New Writers, Glimmer Train, August 2016
Semifinalist, New Millennium 40th Writing Awards, 2015
Top 25, Short Story Awards for New Writers, Glimmer Train, August 2015
Second Place, Architectural League Common Shares Urban Omnibus, June 2014

Hypatia-in-the-Woods, Holly House Residency, May 2017
Lost and Found: A New Way of Looking at Plot, One Story, 2016
Kraftwerks Workshop with Marie-Helene Bertino, Catapult, Fall 2015

Yen's first email handle, issued in 1991, was hh1f@