Li, Xiaodong, graduated from School of Architecture at Tsinghua University in 1984 and did his PhD at the School of Architecture, Delft University of Technology between 1989-1993, is a practicing architect, educator and researcher on architecture. Li Xiaodong’s design ranges from interior, architecture to urban spaces, he has won both national and international design awards in China, Germany, US and the Netherlands, among which: his recent deign for Bridge School in Fujian Province was the winner of 2009 AR(review) emerging Architecture award and winner of 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture; he was awarded the Honorary Felloship by AIA in 2012; his Yuhu elementary school won UESCO Jury Award for Innovation, EDRA/Places annual design Awards (US)，AR+D Awards (UK) highly commended，ARASIA Gold Medal, and Business Week/Architectural Records China Awards best Public Building. He also teaches architecture, he has won prestige international awards: RIBA tutor’s prize (2000) and SARA tutor’s prize (2001) for his inspirational teaching at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. Currently, he is now the chair professor of the architecture program at the school of Architecture, Tsinghua University, in Beijing; He is also a researcher, his publication in articles, books in both English and Chinese covers wide range of interests, from cultural studies, history and theory of architecture to urban studies.
Li Xiaodong was awarded man of the year in China (best designer) in 2011 by GQ magazine.