Public Lecture Series

Hua Li 華黎

Hua Li 華黎
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HKU Department of Architecture
Spring 2022 Public Lecture Series
Desert Island Buildings
Hua Li 華黎

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Meeting ID: 920-6513-2384
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Born in 1972 in China, Hua Li received his Bachelor of Architecture from Tsinghua University in 1994. He later received his Master of Architecture from Yale University in 1999. He practiced in New York and Beijing before founding Trace Architecture Office (TAO) in 2009. Hua Li and TAO’s major works include: Museum of Handcraft Paper, XiaoQuan Elementary School, Wuyishan Bamboo Raft Factory, Forest Building, Split Courtyard House, TiensTiens Café, Lens Office Beijing, Xinzhai Coffee Manor, Haikou Middle School, Xiadi Paddy Field Bookstore of Librairie Avant-Garde, Songshan Lake Science and Technology Convention Center Project, and Shenzhen Mangrove Wetland Museum.

Hua Li and TAO have won several important architectural awards, including Design Vanguard 2012 and China Awards 2012 of Architectural Record Magazine, Young Architect Award of 2012 China Architecture Media Awards, ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2013, and WA Awards for Chinese Architecture 2016. They were shortlisted for 2013 Aga Kahn Award for Architecture and nominated for BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016 and 2018. Hua Li has taught at Tsinghua University and Central Academy of Fine Arts as a visiting professor, and has been a guest critic for studio reviews at HKU, Berlin University of the Arts, and Tianjin University. He has delivered lectures in many local and overseas universities, as well as international architecture conferences in both Asia and Europe.

This lecture is open to the general public.

*The total number of attendance is limited to 500. First come, first served.

CPD Credit Hours and AIA CES Learning Unit Hours are offered to members of the HKIA and the AIA.

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