“Roots of The Mind”
L.C. Dillenback Lecture
Principal, Studio Zhu-Pei
Dean, Central Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Beijing
Zhu Pei, one of China’s leading architects, is principal at Studio Zhu-Pei and Dean at the Central Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Beijing, China. He is also a Visiting Professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He received his Master of Architecture from both Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley. And in 2005, he founded Studio Zhu-Pei in Beijing.
Zhu Pei has won the Architectural Review Awards, the AIA Honor Award, the Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record, the China Award from Architectural Record, the WA Award, and the Special Merit Award from UIA and UNESCO.
In 2006 and 2007, Zhu Pei was commissioned by the Guggenheim Foundation to design the Guggenheim Art Pavilion in Abu Dhabi and the Guggenheim Museum in Beijing.
His works have been exhibited internationally at the Venice Biennial, the Sao Paulo Art Biennial, the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Dresden State Art Museum, AEDES, Kassel and MAXXI Museum.
He was selected as an architecture jury member for the Mies van der Rohe Award and Hong Kong Design Week in 2011.
Zhu Pei has given numerous lectures at Harvard University, Columbia University, Yale University, UC Berkeley, Rice University, Rhode Island School of Design, University of South California, University of Texas at Austin, University of Auckland, Tsinghua University, Tongji University, Tianjing University, etc.