DnA_Design and Architecture
2023–2024 Public Programs, Fall Edition
Nov. 08, 2023
MD Anderson Hall, Farish Gallery

Tiantian Xu is the founding principal of DnA _Design and Architecture. She has received numerous awards such as the WA China Architecture Award in 2006 and 2008, the Architectural League New York’s Young Architects Award in 2008, the Design Vanguard Award in 2009 by Architecture Record, the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architect in 2019, and the 14th International Prize for Sustainable Architecture Gold Medal. In 2020, she was appointed an Honorary Fellow of American Institute of Architects. Tiantian Xu has engaged extensively in the rural revitalizing process in China. Her groundbreaking “Architectural Acupuncture” is a holistic approach to the social and economic revitalization of rural China and has been selected by UN Habitat as the case study of Inspiring Practice on Urban-Rural Linkages. She received her Master of Architecture in Urban Design (MAUD) from Harvard Graduate School of Design and her Baccalaureate in Architecture from Tsinghua University in Beijing.


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This program is made possible through the generous support of the Betty R. and George F. Pierce Jr., FAIA, Fund; the William B. Coleman Jr. Colloquium Fund for Architecture; and the Wm. W. Caudill Lecture Series Fund. 

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