Born in Nanjing, China, Liu Z.Y. received a master’s degree in architecture from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of New South Wales. He has been practicing as project architect at both SANAA and KSA (Kazuyo Sejima & Associates) since 2018 and is responsible for major works in China including city museum, theater and mixed cultural spaces. His past professional experience includes Pelli Clark Pelli, standardarchitecture, and Urbanus. Before joining SANAA, he was awarded a teaching fellowship at Yale, taught design studio at Southeast University, and assisted in Suzhou Garden class at UNSW. He has curated exhibitions at Yale School of Architecture and Beijing Design Week and published articles on academic journals including ‘Retrospecta’, ‘Perspecta’, ‘Construct’, ‘Time Architecture’ etc.