Li Hu

Li Hu



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Kent, England

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Kingston Polytechnic


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Sadie Morgan is a founding director of dRMM and industry leader. Over her 25-year career she has played a key role in the advocacy of exemplary design and architecture, through her professional practice and advisory roles. In her role as a design champion Sadie is involved in a number of advisory roles including chairing the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two, reporting directly to the Secretary of State and being one of ten commissioners for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) led by Chief Executive Phil Graham.

Sadie became the youngest president of the Architectural Association in 2013, was short-listed for the AJ Woman Architect of the Year award in 2014 and most recently won the inaugural ‘Female Architectural Leader of the Year’ at the BD Architect of the Year awards.

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Li Hu, founding partner of OPEN, is an internationally known architect, visiting professor at the Tsinghua University and Central Academy of Fine Arts, China. He is the former partner of Steven Holl Architects, and director of Columbia University GSAPP’s Studio-X Beijing. LI Hu graduated from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 1996 before receiving his Master of Architecture degree from Rice University, Houston, Texas, in 1999. LI Hu and HUANG Wenjing co-founded OPEN in New York City and established the studio’s Beijing office in 2008. Some major projects by OPEN include: Garden School, Tsinghua Ocean Center, Pingshan Performing Arts Center, Tank Shanghai, UCCA Dune Art Museum, and Chapel of Sound.

OPEN’s work has been widely published and frequently exhibited around the world, including in the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, Venice Biennale, and London Design Museum, and collected by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and M+ Museum in Hong Kong. Recent awards include the 2021 AR Future Project Awards (UK), 2020 London Design Museum’s Beazley Designs of the Year Nominee (UK), 2019 LEAF Awards (EU), 2019 P/A Awards (US), 2018 AIA Education Facility Design Award of Excellence (US), 2017 Iconic Awards Best of Best (Germany), among many others. LI Hu speaks frequently at academic conferences and universities worldwide. He is also a frequent juror and curator for important international design competitions and exhibitions.

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