Yung Ho Chang, Architect and Founder, FCJZ/Feichang Jianzhu,
Professor of Architecture and former Head of the Department of Architecture, MIT,
Embassy of Norway
Sanlitun 1 Dong Yi Jie
Nuowei Dashiguan Sanlitun 1 Dong Yi Jie
BIS is pleased to present China's first international architect and one of China's most important architectural pioneers, Yung Ho Chang, who will discuss contemporary architecture, design, planning and art through an exploration of the specific predicament of people, the buildings they inhabit and the cities they constitute in this period of China's unprecedented growth. Yung Ho Chang will share his groundbreaking and cross-disciplinary work, and his practice FCJZ/Feichang Jianzhu, including inhabitation, construction methods, urbanism, tradition, perception and culture.
Yung Ho Chang is Professor of Architecture and former Head of the Department of Architecture at MIT, and founding Head and Professor at Peking University's Graduate Center of Architecture.
Originally from Beijing, Chang received a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984. He has been practicing in China since 1992 and established FCJZ in 1993. He has won numerous prizes and honors, including first place in the Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition; the 2000 UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts; and the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has exhibited internationally as an artist as well as architect and is widely published, including the monograph Yung Ho Chang/Atelier Feichang Jianzhu: A Chinese Practice. His interdisciplinary research focuses on the city, materiality, and tradition. He often combines his research activities with design commissions. Chang also serves as a Pritzker Prize jury member.