• Practice: ATELIER XI
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  • Firm Location: Shenzhen
  • Country: China
  • Year: 2017

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Xi Chen

XI CHEN is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a Registered Architect in New York State. He received his Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a B. Arch. from Tsinghua University (Beijing). He worked at Bjarke Ingels Group(BIG) in Copenhagen and Steven Holl Architects-New York from 2009 to 2017.

In 2017, XI CHEN returned to China and is currently teaching at School of Architecture in Shenzhen University. He founded his practice ATELIER XI in New York and is currently based in Shenzhen, China.



Practice Ideology

Founded in 2017 by XI CHEN in New York City, ATELIER XI is an architecture design practice currently based in Shenzhen, China. With our work focusing on public and cultural projects at various scales, we are attentive to the needs of diverse groups and scales. The studio aspires to create spaces that bring unique poetry and profoundness to contemporary urban and rural environments. We believe that each space, grand or tiny, is a clue to the vastness of our world, and a testimony to the glory of everyday life. By planting these quiet and resilient spaces one at a time, we envision architecture to branch out and blossom with life and narratives.

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