Zhu Pei

Adjunct Professor Columbia University | Founder
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Zhu Pei, one of the leading Chinese architects, received his Master degree in Architecture both from Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley, he founded Studio Zhu-Pei in Beijing in 2005.

Zhu Pei won The Architectural Review Future Project Awards in 2017, Honor Award from the AIA in 2015, he was named one of “the 5 greatest architects under 50” by the Huffington Post in 2011, won the Courvoisier Design Award by Wallpaper in 2009, the Design Vanguard Award by Architecture Record in 2007, China Award from Architectural Record in 2005 and DFA Grand Award and Special Award for Culture, Hong Kong, in 2008, Special Merit Award by UIA and UNESCO in 1989.

In 2006 and 2007, Zhu Pei was commissioned by Guggenheim Foundation to design Guggenheim Art Pavilion in Abu Dhabi, the Guggenheim Museum in Beijing. His built works include Cai Guo-Qiang Courtyard House Renovation (Beijing, 2007), Digital Beijing, Olympics Control Center (Beijing, 2008), OCT Design Museum, Minsheng Museum of Modern Art (Beijing, 2015), Tai Miao Art Museum etc. He is currently working on Dali Museum of Contemporary Art, Himalaya Culture Center in Tibet, Yang Liping Performing Arts Center and Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum etc.

His works have been exhibited at world important museums such as Venice Biennial, Sao Paulo Art Biennial, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Victoria and Albert Museum in UK, Dresden State Art Museum in Germany, AEDES in Germany, Kassel in Germany, Harvard University and Rome MAXXI Museum in Italy etc.

He has also been selected as an architecture jury member for Mies van der Rohe Award in 2011 and Hong Kong Design Week in 2011. 

He also teaches at Columbia University and Tsinghua University. He has given many lectures at Harvard University, Columbia University, UC Berkeley, Rice University, Rhode Island school of Design, University of South California etc.