Beijing, China. Kongjian Yu received his Doctor of Design degree at Harvard, is professor and founding dean of College of Architecture and Landscape at Peking University. He founded Turenscape.
His projects won numerous international awards including 12 ASLA Excellence and Honor Awards and 5 WAF World Best Landscape of The Year Awards. His pioneering researches on ecological security and sponge cities have been adopted by the Chinese government as guiding theory for nationwide ecological campaign.
He was elected fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and International Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and received the Doctor Honoris Causa from the Sapienza University of Rome, and Honorary Doctor from Norwegian University of Life Sciences.