JUROR 2015

Li Xiaodong

Li Xiaodong Atelier

Tsinghua University


Li Xiaodong graduated from the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University in 1984 and did his PhD at the School of Architecture, Delft University of Technology between 1989 and 1993. He is a practicing architect, educator and researcher on architecture.

Li Xiaodong’s design work ranges from interior, architecture to urban spaces. He has won both national and international awards such as the Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award (2009) and Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2010) for the Bridge School in Fujian Province. He was awarded Honorary Fellowship by AIA (2012); his Liyuan Library was the winner of the inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize of Architecture (2014) and Culture category of WAF in Singapore (2012) and winner of Architecture of Necessity in Sweden (2013); his Yuhu elementary school was highly commended in the AR+D Awards in the United Kingdom and won the UNESCO Jury Award for Innovation, the EDRA/Places annual design Awards in the United States, the ARCASIA Gold Medal and Business Week/Architectural Records China Awards Best Public Building.

Li Xiaodong has won prestigious teaching awards such as the RIBA Tutor’s Prize (2000) and SARA Tutor’s Prize (2001) for his inspirational teaching at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore.

He is currently the chair professor of the architecture program at the school of Architecture, Tsinghua University, in Beijing. As a researcher, he has published articles and books in both English and Chinese. He covers a wide range of topics, from cultural studies, history and theory of architecture to urban studies.

Li Xiaodong was awarded Man of the Year in China (Best Designer) in 2011 by GQ magazine. He is a member of the A&UD jury panel of the Singapore President’s Design Award 2014 and 2015.