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Born in Beijing, China, in 1962, Pei Zhu founded studio pei-zhu, a platform for researching the relationship between Chinese philosophy and contemporary architecture, an experimental practice dealing with future and tradition in 2005. Educated at Tsinghua university and UC Berkeley, Pei Zhu has given lectures at Tsinghua university, Beijing, Columbia university in New York, and Rhode Island School of Design in providence, USC in Los Angeles etc.

Studio pei-zhu won many important international designs, such as Guggenheim art pavilion at Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Museum Beijing, first place for the control center of Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Studio pei-zhu was also awarded the design vanguard award from architectural record in 2007, China award from architectural record in 2005, WA china architectural prize in 2004, and Chinese architecture award in 2003, DFA grand award and special award for culture, Hong Kong, in 2008, award of special merit from UNESCO.

Pei Zhu was invited to participate in many important exhibitions. Chinese gardens for living - illusion into reality, Dresden, Germany; exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Architecture, Paris; China Design Now, Victoria and Albert Museum, UK; Chinese Contemporary Architecture, Rotterdam; 1st Biennale of the Architecture and Art of the Canary Islands, Spain; Biennial of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Alors, la Chine, Centre Pompidou, Paris.