ABOUT Zhang Lei

Lei Zhang (张 雷)

Graduated from Southeast University in Nanjing & Finished his postgraduate study in ETH-Zurich, Zhang Lei found his architecture office AZL architects 2001 in Nanjing.

In May 2009 Zhang Lei was named by Icon Magazine as one of 20 architects who are transforming the future and changing the way we work. AZL was selected into one of the ten architecture offices as Design Vanguard 2008 by《Architectural Record》. AZL’s “Slit House” was entered as honorable mention project by ar+d world emerging architecture awards 2008 by《Architectural Review》.

While winning the Architecture awards like “WA Chinese Architecture Awards” (2002,2006,2008) & “Chinese Architecture & Art Awards” (2004), Zhang Lei is involved in major international exhibitions on contemporary Chinese Architecture in Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy & American. His works are published quite intensively in international magazines like DA Document, GA Houses, Domus, Lotus, Architectural Record, Architectural Design, Architectural Review, Mark, Icon, Wallpaper etc.

Zhang Lei is now teaching as professor in School of Architecture & City Planning in Nanjing University. He has been invited as guest professor & critic in Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Chiba Institute of Technology in Tokyo & GSD-Harvard.

Website: AZL 张雷