People sitting on a bench next to large, stone buildings.

Lecture: Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu, Amateur Architecture Studio

Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland

Free Event


Hear Wang Shu, Dean of the Architecture School at China Academy of Art, and Lu Wenyu, his partner and co-founder of the Amateur Architecture Studio, present the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Gold Medal Keynote.

Their firm utilizes a knowledge of everyday techniques to adapt and transform materials for contemporary projects. A unique combination of traditional understanding, experimental building tactics, and intensive research defines the studio’s approach.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Wang Shu received the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize. His work will appear in Influencers: The Pritzker Architecture Prize, an exhibition that celebrates the 40th anniversary of this "Nobel Prize of Architecture." Influencers opens at the Heinz Architectural Center on May 4.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

This event is co-presented by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture.