Leyuan Li will join the Department of Architecture in January 2023 as a Visiting Assistant Professor with an emphasis on issues of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI).
Li is a Chinese architect, educator, and researcher whose professional and academic work focuses on interior and urban realms in the articulation of spaces and societies. He has worked internationally at OMA, SOM, and Affordable Housing Lab. He is also the founder of Office for Roundtable, a collaborative practice that explores architectural and interior types in response to environmental and social challenges.
Li previously held academic appointments at Rice University and the University of Houston. His research and writing have been published by FRAME, PLAT, New York Review of Architecture, and Paprika!, among other publications. BALCHEN, Li’s recent research project on domestic balcony and kitchen spaces, will be exhibited at the ninth Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Shenzhen.
Li studied at the University of Cambridge and Nanjing University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture before receiving his Master of Architecture with distinction from Rice University.