London-based American designer Tyen Masten is the Founding Director of PHASE3. With over 25 years as a practitioner, Tyen set up PHASE3 in 2012 as an alternative architecture practice.
Originally from the cornfields of Illinois, Tyen grew up in California. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado and a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles.
After studying with Zaha Hadid at the Universität für Angewandte Künste in Vienna, Tyen relocated to London to join Hadid’s studio where he successfully led the design on a variety of projects in the Middle East and the UK (2004–12). He has also worked in Los Angeles with Greg Lynn and spent four years working on high end residential projects in New York.
Tyen taught within the famed unit system of the Architectural Association (2005-17) where he led research on subculture and counterculture, and how both can inform new programmatic approaches and building forms.