Maggie Tsang, AIA, is co-founder of Dept. and an urbanist and registered architect in Maryland. Maggie has worked extensively in the fields of architecture and urban design and brings an expertise in urban systems, the public realm, and spatial planning processes. Prior to founding Department, she was design lead at WORK Architecture Company in New York where she led various public projects, including two school additions for Edible Schoolyard and the New York School Construction Authority. Maggie received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture from Yale University where she was awarded the Sonia Schimberg Prize. She also holds a Master of Design Studies in Urbanism, Landscape, and Ecology from Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Isaac Stein, PLA, ASLA is co-founder of Department and a registered landscape architect in Florida and Maryland. He grew up on Choctawhatchee Bay in the Florida Panhandle as the son of a site contractor. Isaac has been working on issues of sea level rise for over a decade. His mitigation and adaptation work in South Florida has been published in the Miami Herald, Vanity Fair, and Next City, among others. Prior to founding Department, he was a design lead at West 8 Landscape and Urban Design in New York and Rotterdam where he worked on the North Shore Open Space Park and the Miami Beach Convention Center. Isaac received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami where he was awarded the AIA Alpha Ro Chi Medal. He also holds a Master of Landscape Architecture II and Master of Design Studies in Risk and Resilience from Harvard Graduate School of Design.