Pei Zhu, one of the leading Chinese architects, received his Master degree in Architecture both from Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley, he founded Studio Pei-Zhu in Beijing in 2005. Pei Zhu was named one of "the 5 greatest architects under 50" by the Huffington Post in 2011, won the Courvoisier Design Award by Wallpaper in 2009, the Design Vanguard Award by Architecture Record in 2007, the China Award from Architectural Record in 2005 and DFA Grand Award and Special Award for Culture, Hong Kong, in 2008, Special Merit Award by UIA and UNESCO in 1989. In 2006 and 2007, Pei Zhu was commissioned by Guggenheim Foundation to design Guggenheim Art Pavilion in Abu Dhabi, the Guggenheim Museum in Beijing. His built works include Cai Guo-Qiang Courtyard House Renovation (Beijing, 2007), Digital Beijing, Olympics Control Center (Beijing, 2008), OCT Design Museum etc. He is currently working on Minsheng Contemporary Art Museum in Beijing, Minsheng Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai, Tai Miao Art Museum in Beijing, Art Museum of Wuhan University, the Art Performance Art Center in Dali, Art Cultural Center in Jingjiang and Art Cultural Center in Beijing. His works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennial, Sao Paulo Art Biennial, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Victoria and Albert Museum in UK, Dresden State Art Museum in Germany, and Rome MAXXI Museum in Italy. Pei Zhu teaches at Columbia University and Tsinghua University.