Li Xiaodong Atelier, Tsinghua University , Founder Professor, School of Architecture
Li, Xiaodong, born in 1963, graduated from School of Architecture at Tsinghua University in 1984 and did his PhD at the School of Architecture, Delft University of Technology between 1989-1993, is a practicing architect, educator and researcher on architecture. Li Xiaodong’s design ranges from interior, architecture to urban spaces, he has won both national and international prestige design awards, among which: his recent deign for Liyuan Library won the Moriyama RICA International Prize (2014)and cultural building of the year award in WAF(World Architectural Festival 2012), his design for a Bridge School in Fujian Province was the winner of 2009 AR(review) emerging Architecture award(first Chinese Architect so far ) and winner of 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture(first Chinese Architect so far ); his Yuhu elementary school won UESCO Jury Award for Innovation, EDRA/Places annual design Awards (US)，AR+D Awards (UK) highly commended，ARASIA Gold Medal, and Business Week/Architectural Records China Awards best Public Building. In 2011, He was awarded men of the year in China by GQ magazine and was awarded Hon.FAIA (honorable Fellowship, American Institute of Architects) in 2012 to recognize his contribution to the practice of architecture.He also teaches architecture, he has won prestige international awards: RIBA President’s Medal tutor’s prize (2000) and SARA tutor’s prize (2001) for his inspirational teaching at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. Currently, he is now the chair professor of the architecture program at the school of Architecture, Tsinghua University, in Beijing; He is also a researcher, his publication in articles, books in both English and Chinese covers wide range of interests, from cultural studies, history and theory of architecture to urban studies. His writing includes 4 books and 30 over papers which were published in both national and international refereed magazines.