Yun Fu

Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design

Fu Yun graduated with a Master of Architecture and the AIA Henry Adams Medal from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, after which he worked at ZAO/standardarchitecture in Beijing and Foster+Partners in London, before establishing an independent practice with Guo Wenting in 2019. Since 2018, he has been teaching in the core urban design studio and a seminar course on modern housing at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Yun received the Rome Prize in Architecture from the British School at Rome in 2019, the Sinclair Kennedy Traveling Fellowship from Harvard University in 2017, and was the Confucius Fellow at Peking University in 2016. He co-authored The Mumbai Metropolitan Region and Palava City: A Brief Account and Evaluation (Harvard GSD, 2017), and was part of the research team behind China’s Urban Communities: Concepts, Contexts, and Well-Being (Birkhauser, 2016) and Urban Intensities: Contemporary Housing Types and Territories (Birkhauser, 2014). Recent and on-going projects include a series of case study houses that explore contemporary ideas of dwelling; and scholarly research concerning modernity, modernisms, and modern architecture in the Asia Pacific; building design strategies in seismic regions; and the architecture of loitering.