Wednesday, April 21, 2021
AIA continuing education credits avialable (1 LU
Join us for the UB Confucius Institute's Distinguished Architecture Lecture featuring Xu Tiantian, founding principal of DnA_Design and Architecture, Beijing. An Internationally-recognized architect, Xu Tiantian has designed a series of new buildings in China beyond the city and includes the development of facilities for village communities designed to provide employment, improve amenities, and build social infrastructures. Her work has been identified by international critics as a model for rural renaissance.
Xu Tiantian is founding principal of DnA_Design and Architecture Beijing Office. She received her master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard Graduate School of Design,and her baccalaureate in architecture from Tsinghua University in Beijing. Prior to establishing DnA Beijing, she worked at a number of design firms in the United States and the Netherlands. She has received 2006 WA China Architecture Award and 2008 Young Architects Award from The Architectural League New York.
DnA_Design and Architect is an interdisciplinary practice addressing our contemporary living environment, both physical and social, from scales small to large. Its approach to projects starts with research and discussion on context, program, and their interaction, which we believe are the fundamental elements, or the dna, that will define design and architecture, to adapt, engage, and contribute to our society of multiplicity and complexity. Context, program, and their potential relationship, will cultivate architecture into a multidimensional expression and generate new experiment and exploration for users. Architecture will continue to influence and inspire our contemporary life.