Wang Shu

Wang Shu (*1963 in Urumqi, China) received his first degree in architecture in 1985 and his Masters degree in 1988, both from the Nan Nanjing Institute of Technology. In 1997, he founded the Amateur Architecture Studio in Hangzhou, China, together with his wife Lu Wenyu. He is Professor and Head of the Architecture School at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. In 2011, Wang Shu became the first Chinese Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2012, he was awarded the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.