Atelier Alter Architects

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Architecture Firm Name: Atelier Alter Architects

Website: http://atelieraltercn.com/index.htm

Firm Location: Beijing

Founding Year: 2009

YingFan Zhang

Yingfan Zhang, received her Bachelor of Architecture from The Cooper Union – Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, her Master of Architecture in Urban Design form Harvard University. Her theoretical research focuses intensively on the interdisciplinary nature of Silk Road culture heritage and its impact on architecture. Her ongoing research explores the architecture and urbanism of rural China that initiates parts of the Silk Road. Prior to starting Atelier Alter, She worked for Atelier Raimund Abraham and RMJM North America. Her portfolio includes Qujing History Museum, BIT Sports Center, Islamic Office Complex, and so on. She is the award recipient for Excellent Designer of 2014 from China Interior Designer Golden League, CV Starr Scholar, Academic Excellence Award from AIA Brooklyn chapter, AIA/AAF Scholarship for First Professional Degree, Megan Lawrence Award and Honor Member of Golden Key Intl Honor Society.

XiaoJun Bu

Xiaojun Bu, received his Bachelor of Architecture from Tsinghua University, his Master of Architecture II from Harvard University and is a licensed architect in the State of New York. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional since 2009. His working experience includes SOM New York, and Standardarchitecture. His practice focuses upon the connection between parametric and construction. His portfolio includes Senior Center of Guangxi, Xinglong Visitor Center, Yangzhou Science Center, and so on. He is the recipient for Zhongguancun Pioneer Award for High-Tech Entrepreneurship in 2012, Excellent Designer of 2014 from China Interior Designer Golden League, Outstanding Award of Liang Sicheng Cup and Academic Excellence Award from Tsinghua University.

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Atelier Alter Architects is an inter-disciplinary practice based in New York and Beijing. Noted for designing from critical analysis of the site, Atelier Alter Architects has been recognized by numerous awards, including AIA Shanghai Design Award, German Design Award, Best of Year Award, AZ Award etc. The works of Atelier Alter Architects have been published worldwide.

Atelier Alter Architects focus intensely on culture projects. The practice’s portfolio ranges from furniture to large scale complex. Whether it is architecture, landscape or urban project, Atelier Alter Architects strives to manifest ideas of significance, ideas that offer critics rather than imitations.

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