Born in Shanghai, China in 1963
Currently living and working in Hangzhou, China
In 1986, Dong Danshen graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering of Zhejiang University, majoring architecture with bachelor degree. Now, he is the Chairman and Chief Principal Architect of the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University. He’s always focused on architectural creation and research, and has been founded the “Balanced Architecture” theoretical framework. The theory derives from the idea of “Knowing and doing” of traditional Chinese philosophy to guide specific architectural creation and practices. The cores of it are composed of “Unity of sensibility and rationality”, “Unity of technology and art” and “Unity of appearance and quality”, which aim to create the balanced architecture via architectural balance. His works have been published in various international media. In 2018, his works were invited to attend the “Art of Europe” International of Architecture. And he is invited to participate in the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020 in China. Moreover, he published two monographs, Towards Balance and Knowledge and Practice in the Construction of University Campuses.