Wenjing Huang

Kenzo Tange Design Critic in Architecture

HUANG Wenjing is a founding partner of OPEN Architecture. HUANG received her B. Arch. from Tsinghua University in 1996, and her M. Arch. from Princeton University in 1999. She is a licensed architect in New York State and a member of the AIA. Prior to OPEN, HUANG was a senior designer and associate at the New York-based firm Pei Cobb Freed and Partners.

HUANG Wenjing and LI Hu co-founded OPEN in New York City in 2003 and established the studio’s Beijing office in 2008. Some major projects by OPEN include: Sun Tower, Chapel of Sound, Shanghai Qingpu Pinghe International School, Tank Shanghai, Pingshan Performing Arts Center, UCCA Dune Art Museum, Tsinghua Ocean Center, Garden School/Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus, and Gehua Youth and Cultural Center.

OPEN’s work has been widely recognized, with recent awards including the 2021 Arcasia Awards Gold (Asia), 2021 AR Future Project Awards (UK), 2020 Design for Asia Awards (HK), 2019 LEAF Awards (EU), 2019 Interior Design Best of Year (USA), 2019 P/A Awards (USA), 2018 AIA Education Facility Design Award of Excellence (USA), 2018 Civic Trust Awards (UK), 2017 Iconic Awards Best of Best (Germany), and the Winning Prize of the WA Awards for Chinese Architecture, among many others.

HUANG has been named the Designer of the Year 2019 by IDEAT Future Award, and one of the “50 under 50: Innovators of the 21st Century”. HUANG taught at various institutions, including Tsinghua University, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the University of Hong Kong. Recently, HUANG Wenjing and LI Hu co-authored two books titled OPEN ReAction and Towards Openness.

Wenjing Huang project

Wenjing Huang project