LI Hu, Founding Partner
LI Hu, the founding partner of OPEN, is an internationally known architect, visiting professor at the Tsinghua University School of Architecture, former partner at Steven Holl Architects, and director of Columbia University GSAPP’s Studio-X Beijing. LI received his B. Arch. from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 1996 and his M. Arch. from Rice University in 1998.
During his tenure at Steven Holl Architects, LI Hu was responsible for some of the firm’s most influential urban projects in Asia, including the Linked Hybrid in Beijing, the Vanke Center in Shenzhen, Raffles City in Chengdu, and the Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing. LI left SHA at the end of 2010 to focus on practice at OPEN with partner HUANG Wenjing.
LI Hu was the recipient of “50 under 50: Innovators of the 21st Century”, ICON magazine’s “Future 50”, GQ magazine’s “Architect of the Year 2014”, and OUTLOOK magazine’s “Creative Icons of the Year”. His work has been widely recognized, with recent awards including the 2018 AIA Education Facility Design Award of Excellence, 2018 Civic Trust Awards, 2017 Iconic Awards Best of Best, 2016 Interior Design’s Best of Year, 2015 AIANY Design Award, 2015 London Design Museum’s Design of the Year Nomination, and the Winning Prize of WA Awards for Chinese Architecture, among many others.
Besides teaching at Tsinghua University, Mr. Li is also a frequent speaker in academic conferences and a critic at universities worldwide.
HUANG Wenjing, Founding Partner
HUANG Wenjing, founding partner of OPEN Architecture, visiting professor of Tsinghua University School of Architecture.
HUANG received her B. Arch. from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 1996 and her M. Arch. from Princeton University in 1999. She is a licensed architect of New York State and a member of the AIA. Prior to OPEN, HUANG was a senior designer and associate at the New York-based firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (formerly I.M. Pei Architects).
Besides teaching at Tsinghua University, she has also been a visiting assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong and a senior editor of World Architecture magazine from 2006 to 2007.
YE Qing, Senior Associate
YE Qing, Master of Architecture, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Joined OPEN in 2011. He has been the Project Architect of Shenzhen Pingshan Performing Arts Center, Tank Shanghai, Pudong Art Museum, Shanghai Qingpu Pinghe School and etc.
ZHOU Tingting, Senior Associate
ZHOU Tingting, Bachelor of Architecture, Southwest Jiaotong University. Joined OPEN in 2009. She has been the Project Architect of Stepped Courtyards, Dune Art Museum, Chapel of Sound and etc.