ZAO/standardarchitecture

Beijing, China

ZAO/standardarchitecture founded by Zhang Ke in 2001 is one of the leading new generation design firm.

Recent works by the studio include the Novartis Campus Building in Shanghai, a number of Hutong and courtyard transformation projects in the city center of Beijing, and various buildings embedded in the landscape of Tibet.

Many honors have been awarded to Zhang Ke and his studio, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2016; International Award Architecture in Stone, Italy, 2011; the Design Vanguard by Architecture Record, 2010; China Architecture Media Award (CAMA), Best Young Architect Prize, 2008; and the WA Chinese Architecture Award, Winning Prize, 2010 and 2006.

Zhang Ke received his Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1998 and his Master and Bachelor of Architecture from Tsinghua University in Beijing. Zhang Ke has been teaching studios in architecture at Harvard GSD since 2016.

ZAO/standardarchitecture, "Micro Hutong", 2013-2016; Dashilar, Beijing, China