Zhu Pei

Design Critic in Architecture

Zhu Pei, one of China's leading architects, received his Master of Architecture from both Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley. In 2005, he founded Studio Zhu-Pei in Beijing.

Zhu Pei has won the Architectural Review Future Project Awards (2017), the AIA Honor Award (2015), DFA Grand Award and Special Award for Culture of Hong Kong (2008), Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record (2007), China Award from Architectural Record (2005), WA Award (2004), Special Merit Award from UIA and UNESCO (1989). In 2011, he was named one of the five greatest architects under 50 by the Huffington Post.

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 built works include CaiGuoqiang Courtyard House Renovation, Digital Beijing, OCT Design Museum, Minsheng Museum of Modern Art, Taimiao Art Museum etc. Currently under construction works include Dali Museum of Contemporary Art, YangLiping Performing Arts Center in Dali, Imperial Kiln Museum in Jingdezhen, Shou County Culture and Art Center, Shijingshan Cultural Center and Jingjiang Cultural Center.

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, and the Kasseland MAXXI Museum.

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

He is adjunct professor of Columbia University and Tsinghua University. He has given numerous lectures at Harvard University, Columbia University, UC Berkeley, Rice University, Rhode Island School of Design, University of South California, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Auckland.