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May 12, 2021

BSA Staff Picks: Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

BSA Staff Picks AAPI Month

Image courtesy BSA Staff

The month of May is Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month. In honor of this dedicated month, the BSA staff have selected links, resources, books, and more to share with you so we can all celebrate the work, life, and stories of AAPI architects and designers.

To submit a resource or share an experience related to AAPI history, culture, and/or architecture, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Books & Articles


Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

An intimate portrait of the groundbreaking writer that interweaves archival imagery, including home movies and personal photographs, animation and original interviews to tell the inspiring story of Tan’s life and career.

Minoru Yamasaki—Detroit Designs the World

AIA National: 2017 Twenty-five Year Award: Grand Louvre - Phase I

Greeted with hostility and derided as a Modernist affront when it was first proposed as the main entrance to Paris’ Musée du Louvre, this 71-foot-high glass and stainless steel pyramid designed by I.M. Pei, FAIA, now rivals the Eiffel Tower as one of France’s most recognizable architectural icons.

Sho-Ping Chin FAIA, 1953–2015

We celebrate the life and mourn the passing of our colleague Sho-Ping Chin FAIA.


Resources, Organizations, & More