Yung Ho Chang, “Form, Content, and Total Design”

Headshot of Yung Ho Chang, who wears a black shirt and glasses.

A recording of this event is available with audio description.

Event Description

Through a range of projects of building as well as furniture, product, clothing, and other designs, attempts are made to redefine form as the deep framework that organizes structure and space rather than as figure or image, content as life scenarios rather than as functions, and total design as the way in which an architect may expand her/his practice into other creative disciplines and/or become part of content via involvement in programming rather than as a comprehensive architecture for the living environment.


Yung Ho Chang, FAIA, is Founding Partner and Principal Architect of Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ). Educated in China and the US, Chang received Master of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley in 1984. Since 1992, he has been practicing in China and established Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ) with Lijia Lu in 1993. He has won a number of recognitions, including First Place in the Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition in 1986, a Progressive Architecture Citation Award in 1996, the 2000 UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts, and the Academy Award in Architecture from American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2006. FCJZ was named one of the 100+ Best Architecture Firms 2019 by Domus magazine. Jishou Art Museum won the AIA 2020 Architecture Award and the ArchDaily China Building of the Year 2020 Award. He has taught extensively, was the Founding Head of Graduate Center of Architecture at Peking University from 1999 to 2005, headed the Architecture Department at MIT between 2005 and 2010, and held the Kenzo Tange Chair at Harvard GSD in 2002 and the Eliel Saarinen Chair at Michigan in 2004, among others. He was also a Pritzker Prize Jury member from 2011 to 2017. 

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