Zhou Li is a Ph.D. student at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Architecture, Obuchi Laboratory. Prior to the University of Tokyo, he studied architecture at Cornell University and at the University of Southern California, where he acquired his Bachelor of Architecture Degree with honors. He has also worked in the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and Liang Architecture Bureau+ in Los Angeles.
His work is often centered around sustainability, digital fabrication, and computational design, and ranges from kinetic sculptures to animatronics to architectural and urban design. His work has been awarded numerous honors such as the Director’s Choice Award of the RESIDE Mumbai Mixed Housing International Open Ideas Competition, First Place in the Cornell York Prize Competition, and was selected to be exhibited and collected at the Los Angeles A+D Museum.