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
was entered as honorable mention project by ar+d world emerging architecture
awards 2008 by《Architectural
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