Rizhao Dong is recognized for his outstanding thesis project that achieves a distinct design identity through a synthesis of research, commitment to social responsibility, well-calibrated architectural expression, and compelling spatial experiences.
I was born and raised in Southern China. I am an architectural designer who seeks the relationship between architecture and people. We will spend a lot of time in buildings or spaces during our lifetime, so our feeling of the space is crucial. In addition to visual comfort, physical and mental health cannot be ignored. I am passionate in architecture that cares about users’ physical and mental health, in which the use of space and natural elements are essential. With the experience of growing up in China and the international education I received, I am able to reflect the lifestyles of people from different regions into my designs.