Alex Yueyan Li joins the Department of Architecture as the JEDI Visiting Assistant Professor. Alex (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Chinese designer and co-principal of 11x17, a design practice based in Boston and Toronto. His work centers on historical and contemporary material techniques, computational methods for adaptive reuse, and how the production of buildings can be reconsidered as a full-scale rehearsal of material resources and construction practices.
Prior to establishing an independent practice, he worked internationally in the United States, Canada, Japan, and China, including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Shigeru Ban Architects, Höweler + Yoon, and MILLIØNS. He studied architecture at the University of Waterloo and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he received the Clifford Wong Housing Prize and the Architecture Research Grant. He has held teaching positions at Syracuse University and Harvard GSD, where he was the 2021-2022 Irving Innovation Fellow.