Yansong Ma

Ma Yansong (*1975, Beijing, China) is a Chinese architect whose designs reflect his “Shanshui City” concept, which call for balancing the natural environment, the urban landscape, and society in new ways through architecture. Ma graduated from the Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture and then attended Yale University, where he earned a master’s degree in architecture in 2002. He has worked under architects Peter Eisenman and Zaha Hadid before forming MAD Architects in 2004. Ma Yansong serves as adjunct professor at School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, and as visiting professor at Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture.