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Yung Ho Chang


Yung Ho Chang is Professor of Architecture and Head of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA and principal architect of Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ).

He studied architecture at Nanjing Institute of Technology, China and science at Ball State University, USA before completing a Masters of Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley in 1984. He became a licensed architect in the US in 1989, has been practicing in China since 1992, and established Atelier FCJZ in 1993 with Lijia Lu.

In 1999, he founded the Graduate Center of Architecture, Peking University, and still remains as its Head.

He has won a number of prizes including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture for 2006, first place in the Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition in 1987, a Progressive Architecture Citation Award in 1996, the 2000 UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts and the Academy Award in Architecture from American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2006.

He is a member of the jury of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture (2012- ). Jury members serve for multiple years to assure a balance between past and new members and are entrusted with selecting the laureate each year.

Chang has published six books, including Atelier Feichang Jianzhu: A Chinese Practice and Yung Ho Chang: Luce chiara,camera oscura. Most recently, he published Architecture: Verb with Feichang Jianzhu Gongzuoshi in 2006.

He has participated in the Venice Biennale four times since 2000. In addition, he has contributed to exhibition designs and installations in Taipei, Tokyo, Paris, Seoul, Berlin and other cities.

He has taught at various architecture schools in the USA, including Ball State, Michigan, Berkeley, Rice, and Harvard, where he was the Kenzo Tange Chair Professor of 2002 at Harvard, and the Eliel Saarinen Visiting Professor at the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, USA in 2004.

Last Updated: January 09, 2015
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