Zhu Pei studied at Tsinghua University and University of California, Berkeley, He founded Studio Zhu Pei in Beijing in 2005. From there, he has produced an extraordinary corpus of cultural works that have made him one of the leading figures of his generation. Marked by his American experience, which includes teaching at Harvard and Columbia Universities as a visiting professor, he is the current dean and professor of the School of Architecture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), and a visiting professor at Yale University. He was recognized as an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his contribution to architecture and he was a jury member for the Mies van der Rohe Awards.
Zhu Pei’s works have been exhibited at world-renowned museums like the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, GA Gallery in Tokyo, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden in Dresden, and MAXXI Museum in Rome; and featured in exhibitions like Venice Biennial, Sao Paulo Art Biennial, the solo exhibition at Aedes Architecture Forum, Chinese Public Art in Kassel, and Harvard University. His works have also been collected by MoMA, Centre Pompidou, Victoria and Albert Museum, M+ in Hong Kong, and Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
He has also been invited by many internationally renowned architecture schools to give lectures: Harvard University; Columbia University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Cambridge; University of California, Los Angeles; Rhode Island School of Design; Syracuse University; The Cooper Union; University of South California; Southern California Institute of Architecture; University of Texas at Austin; University of New York at Buffalo; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; School of Architecture at Taliesin; University of Auckland; and Tsinghua University, among others.