Li Xinggang was born in 1969. Upon graduating from the Department of Architecture, Tianjin University in 1991, he began to work in China Architecture Design & Research Group (CAG) to the present. In 2001, he acted as the chief architect of CAG. In 2003, he established his own atelier within CAG.
He is well known for his three big projects. In Xihuan Plaza and the Xizhimen Transportation Hub, as the chief designer, he presided engineering design and cooperated with the French firm Arup, the Master Project of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games the design of“Bird’s Nest”, Beijing National Stadium which was a joint effort with Herzog & de Meuron and the most recent role as the Chinese chief architect of the Yanqing Division of the Beijing Winter Olympic.
The National Stadium“Bird’s Nest”
2022 Beijing Winter Olympic “YanQing” Venue
Li Xinggang is always interested in the Chinese feature in architecture, swinging between modernism and tradition, or the combination of both. It is shown as in the Reconstruction of No. B-59-1, Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial, Fuxing Road, Xi'erqi station on Beijing Subway Line 13, and Hainan International Convention and Exhibition Center in Haikou.
He has won several renowned architecture honors and awards, and has also been invited to take part in some exhibitions concerning architecture and art. Undoubtedly, the Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize would be another important addition to his already impressive resume.
Exhibition byAtelier Li Xinggang
The Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize is a biennial award, organized by UIA Member Section, the Architectural Society of China (ASC), to give special recognition to practicing architects and scholars. Settled in 2000 by the Ministry of Construction of the People’s Republic of China (MOC) and the ASC, it is considered to be among the highest achievements of architects. So far, there are 27 architects worldwide who have won this special award including academician PENG Yigang, CUI Kai and professor ZHOU Kai from School of Architecture of Tianjin University.