Architectural Education Experiment Pointing to the Real Social Reality
Sa 30 Mar 2019 | 5:00pm | Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland
Reception immediately follows
ACSA Gold Medal Keynote
Cosponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Heinz Architectural
Center at Carnegie Museum of Art


WANG SHU & LU WENYU founded the Amateur Architecture Studio in 1997.

Wang Shu is Dean of the Architecture School at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, and co-founder of the Amateur Architecture Studio, which he established with his partner, Lu Wenyu, in 1997. Amateur Architecture Studio references the approach an amateur builder takes, incorporating spontaneity, craft skills, and cultural traditions. The firm utilizes knowledge of everyday techniques to adapt and transform materials for contemporary projects. This unique combination of traditional understanding, experimental building tactics, and intensive research defines the basis for the studio’s architectural projects. Wang Shu is the recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

This lecture is cosponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

RESOURCES A reading related to the lecture is available at the link below.