Urbanus Architecture & Design Inc., OCT-LOFT Renovation. Nanshan District, Shenzhen. Design/Completion: 2003/2012.

Abend Family Lecture: Liu Xiaodu

September 14, 2016
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Liu Xiaodu, founding principal of Urbanus Architecture & Design Inc., will deliver the Abend Family Lecture as part of the Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series.

Liu co-founded Urbanus with partners Meng Yan and Wang Hui in 1999; it has since become one of the most influential architectural design firms in China. With office in Beijing and Shenzhen, Urbanus covers a wide range of work: from cultural institutions to residential buildings, from urban public spaces to government offices, from renovations of old urban areas to new large-scale urban complexes. Many of these works have become new landmarks of contemporary urban life and have received numerous awards, in addition to being exhibited and published worldwide.

Liu has served as the academic committee member of the Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale and as a guest professor and jury member at HKU School of Architecture and Hunan University. He is a frequent lecturer at academic institutions around the world and has served on the jury for numerous international competitions.

Abend Family Lecture

The Abend Family Visiting Critic was established with a gift from Stephen Abend in honor of Professor Emeritus Leslie Laskey. Visiting critics supported by this endowment are expected to present a lecture to students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the School, as well as to spend time with students and faculty in studios, seminars, and other activities that offer small-group engagement and interactive dialogue and critique opportunities.