Zhang Li is the Dean / Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture, Vice Principal THADI, Tsinghua University, China. He founds the award-winning design laboratory TeamMinus in THADI. In late 2021, he has been elected as National Master of Engineering Design and Geotechnique Investigation.
Zhang Li is currently a Council Member [Region IV] of UIA, a standing board member of the Architectural Society of China, and the Editor-in-Chief of the leading Chinese magazine World Architecture.
Zhang Li is the founder and a main advocator of Urban Ergonomics, an interdisciplinary domain focusing on human body and space, and the design of active urban spaces.
Zhang Li’s design works cover a wide range of scales, from urban designs, buildings to microcosm interventions. He and TeamMinus has won over thirty national and international awards in the past decade. In 2022, he is the laureate of 11th Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize, which is the most prestigious Chinese award for architects and architecture scholars.
He is the Architect-in-Chief of Zhangjiakou Zone, and Shougang Big Air, both for Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. He is also the curator of China Pavilion in Venice Architecture Biennale 2020.