Yichen Lu
Studio Link-Arc

Yichen Lu received a B.A. degree from Tsinghua University in China, and an M.Arch. degree from Yale School of Architecture. He was the 1st Prize winner of the Ikuo Hirayama Scholarship in 1999, and the 2007 Robert Allen Ward Scholarship Award at the Yale School of Architecture. His project, ‘Planless House at Manhattan’ was awarded 1st Prize in the 2006 International ‘Shinkenchiku’ Residential Design Competition. He also received a 2008 H.I. Feldman Prize Nominee in Frank O. Gehry’s Advanced Studio at Yale.

Between 2008 and 2010 he worked as a project architect at Gehry Partners, LLP in Los Angeles and was responsible for the design of a series of projects, including the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Between 2010 and 2012, Yichen Lu was a project manager at Steven Holl Architects, and was in charge of the firm’s many award winning projects in China. In 2011, Yichen Lu was nominated as one of the 10 emerging young Chinese architects to provide an urban strategy proposal for 2011 Chengdu Biennale.

Yichen Lu founded Studio Link-Arc in New York City in 2012; he is also an associate professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. In 2013, the China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015, of which Yichen Lu was in charge as chief architect (on behalf of Tsinghua University), won the first prize in a national design competition. The China Pavilion was completed in 2015.


Fall 2016