Graduate Architecture

Zhu Pei

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:00am
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The MSD-AAD Meet the Building Experts Lecture Series Presents: Zhu Pei

Zhu Pei, one of the leading Chinese architects, received his Master degree in Architecture both from Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley, he founded Studio Zhu-Pei in Beijing in 2005. 

Zhu Pei has won The Architectural Review Future Project Awards in 2017, Honor Award from the AIA in 2015, he was named one of “the 5 greatest architects under 50” by the Huffington Post in 2011, won the Courvoisier Design Award by Wallpaper in 2009, the Design Vanguard Award by Architectural Record in 2007, China Award from Architectural Record in 2005 and DFA Grand Award and Special Award for Culture, Hong Kong, in 2008, Special Merit Award by UIA and UNESCO in 1989.

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 Cai Guo-Qiang Courtyard House Renovation (Beijing, 2007), Digital Beijing, Olympics Control Center (Beijing, 2008), OCT Design Museum, Minsheng Museum of Modern Art (Beijing, 2015), Taimiao Art Museum (Beijing, 2015), etc. He is currently working on Jingjiang Cultural Center, Dali Museum of Contemporary Art, Shijingshan Cultural Center, Yang Liping Performing Arts Center, Shou County Culture and Art Center, Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum, etc.

His works have been exhibited at world important museums such as the Venice Biennial, the Sao Paulo Art Biennial, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in UK, the Dresden State Art Museum in Germany, AEDES in Germany, Kassel in Germany, Harvard University and Rome MAXXI Museum in Italy, etc.

He has also been selected as an architecture jury member for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2011, Hong Kong Design Week in 2011 and Korea International Competition in 2015/2017. 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, Yale University, UCLA, University at Buffalo, Syracuse University and University of Auckland, etc.

The Master of Science in Design: Advanced Architecture Design (MSD-AAD) program at the Weitzman School of Design is hosting six Building Expert talks by practitioner-educators whose design work and buildings serves as exemplary in the discipline of architecture. The six talks will be delivered by three Western and three Eastern architects. Each presenter will describe one building from concept to built form. Speakers include Preston Scott Cohen, Nader Tehrani, Patrik Schumacher, Xu Weiguo, Rossana Hu, and Zhu Pei.

This virtual lecture is free and open to the public. 

If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email to let us know what you need. Please note, we require at least 48 hours’ notice. If you register within 48 hours of this event, we won’t be able to secure the appropriate accommodations.