President and Principal Designer
Turenscape & College of Architecture and Landscape, Peking University
Kongjian Yu is the founder of the College of Architecture and Landscape, and pioneering design firm Turenscape. His forward-thinking research on “ecological security patterns” and “sponge cities” has been adopted by the Chinese government as the guiding theory for national land use planning and the eco-city campaign. He has won numerous international awards for his ecologically and culturally sensitive projects, including twelve ASLA Excellence and Honor Awards. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. In 2017 he received the Doctor Honoris Causa in Landscape and Environment from the Sapienza University of Rome.
Monday, November 18
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM