University of Virginia: School of Architecture

Shiqiao Li

Weedon Professor
Shiqiao Li
Discipline Architecture, Architectural History
Education PhD (Birkbeck College, University of London / AA School of Architecture, London)
AAGradDip (AA School of Architecture, London)
BArch (Tsinghua University, Beijing)
Phone 434-924-6444
Office 319 Campbell

Personal Statement

 

Shiqiao Li took up his position in 2012 as Weedon Professor in Asian Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Virginia, where he teaches and researches into emerging issues in contemporary Chinese cities. This adds to a teaching portfolio which includes history and theory courses and design studio instruction; under his studio instruction, his students won several first prizes in international student design competitions, and were nominated and shortlisted for RIBA President’s Medal. He studied architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing and obtained his PhD from AA School of Architecture and Birkbeck College, University of London. Li practiced architecture in London and Hong Kong, and initiated design proposals which were published and exhibited in journals and international exhibitions. His writings appeared in: Bauwelt, Domus China, World Architecture, Cultural Politics, Theory Culture & Society, Cultural Studies (Wenhua Yanjiu), The Journal of Architecture, Journal of Architectural Education, Architectural Theory Review, Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, and Journal of Society of Architectural Historians. His books include Understanding the Chinese City (London: Sage, 2014), Architecture and Modernization (xiandai sixiang zhong de jianzhu, Beijing, 2009) and Power and Virtue, Architecture and Intellectual Change in England 1650-1730 (London and New York: Routledge, 2007). He is External Examiner for PhD degrees at the RMIT University and University of New South Wales, International Judge for RIBA President’s Medal for Dissertations in 2006. He was keynote speaker at University of Johannesburg, RMIT University, Melbourne University, Southeast University, Peking University, Beijing Normal University, and lectured at University of Virginia, University of Sheffield, Bartlett School London, University of Tokyo, CEPT University Ahmadabad, University of Pennsylvania, Harbin Institute of Technology, Tsinghua University, Nanjing University, University of Queensland, and University of New South Wales. Prior to coming to Virginia, he taught at AA School of Architecture, National University of Singapore and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Personal Gallery

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4 of 15 The Force of Things (Research Studio, UVA)
5 of 15 The Force of Things (Research Studio, UVA)
6 of 15 Cabinet of Curiosities, Hong Kong Biennale 2010 (with Esther Lorenz and MArch Studio)
7 of 15 Cabinet of Curiosities, Hong Kong Biennale 2010 (with Esther Lorenz and MArch Studio)
8 of 15 Knowledge as Infrastructure (with Ryan Bishop, John Phillips, Andrew Benjamin, Esther Lorenz, Scott Lash, Urbanus)
9 of 15 Knowledge as Infrastructure, Shenzhen 2009 (illustration Urbanus)
10 of 15 Baowu Hotel (with BHSL Design)
11 of 15 Menuless Restaurant Competition (with BHSL Design)
12 of 15 TST 360 Competition with Esther Lorenz and Ferna Shum
13 of 15 Take Flight, a workshop with Jon Tarry (MArch Studio, CUHK)
14 of 15 Take Flight, a workshop with Jon Tarry (MArch Studio, CUHK)
15 of 15 Take Flight, a workshop with Jon Tarry (MArch Studio, CUHK)