LI Hu, founding partner of OPEN, former partner of Steven Holl Architects, and director of Columbia University GSAPP’s Studio-X Beijing. LI received his B. Arch. from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 1996 and his M. Arch. from Rice University in 1998. During his partnership at Steven Holl Architects, Li Hu was responsible for some of the firm’s influential urban projects in Asia, including Linked Hybrid in Beijing, Vanke Center in Shenzhen, Raffles City in Chengdu and Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing. LI left SHA at the end of 2010 to focus on the practice of OPEN with partner HUANG Wenjing.
Aside from his practice, he is a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, and a frequent speaker and critic at universities worldwide.
HUANG Wenjing, founding partner of OPEN. HUANG received her B. Arch. from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 1996 and her M. Arch. from Princeton University in 1999. She is a registered architect of New York State and a member of AIA. Prior to OPEN, HUANG was a senior designer and associate in the New York-based firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (formerly I.M. Pei Architects).