Founder, Studio Zhu-Pei

Dean of Central Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

Visiting Professor, Harvard University, GSD

Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, GSAPP

Director Member of the APDF International Council

Member of  IAI design award academic committee

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), Tai Miao Art Museum etc. He is currently working on Dali Museum of Contemporary Art, Himalaya Culture Center in Tibet, Yang Liping Performing Arts Center and 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 was selected as an architecture jury member for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2011 and Hong Kong Design Week in 2011. 

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 etc.


Historical Museum of Imperial Kiln has won The Architectural Review Future Project Awards, 2017

2019 Beijing Horticultural Expo has won an Honor Award from the AIA NY Chapter, 2015

5 greatest architects under 50, by Huffington Post, 2011

Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record, 2007

Courvoisier Design Award, Wallpaper, 2009

China Award from Architectural Record, 2005

WA China Architectural Prize, 2004

Chinese Architecture award, 2003

DFA Grand Award and Special Award for Culture, Hong Kong, 2008

Award of Special Merit from UNESCO, 1989

OCT Design Museum selected by ArchDaily as one of 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums, 2014

OCT Design Museum selected by《Frame》as one of 10 world most inspiring, innovative and educational top museums, 2011

Competition and Projects

Guggenheim Museum Beijing

The Control Center of Beijing Olympic 2008

CaiGuoqiang courtyard house renovation

Blur hotel, Beijing

Contemporary Art Museum of China

Taimiao Art Museum, Beijing

Minsheng Museum of Modern Art

Liu Xiaodong Studio

Art Museum of Wuhan University

Xixi Art Museum, Hangzhou

Pace Gallery at 798, Beijing

OCT Design Museum, Shenzhen


"Mind Landscapes" Solo Exhibition, Aedes, Berlin, Germany

Contemporary Architecture in China, Harvard University, US

"ZàI XīNG Tǔ Mù" Exhibition, Aedes, Berlin, Germany

Chinese Pavilion, 12th International Architec-tural Exhibition, Venice

Verso Est.Chinese Architectural Landscape, Rome

Chinese Gardens for Living - illusion into real-ity, Dresden, Germany

Exhibition of Chinese contemporary Architec-ture, Paris

China Design Now, Victoria and Albert Mu-seum, UK

Chinese contemporary architecture, Rotter-dam

Biennial  Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo

Alors, la Chine, Centre Pompidou, ParisGuggenheim Art Pavilion at Abu Dhabi