Leyuan Li is a Chinese architect, educator, and researcher whose professional and academic work focuses on interior and urban realms in the articulation of spaces and societies. He has worked internationally at OMA, SOM, and Affordable Housing Lab, and is the founder of Office for Roundtable, a collaborative practice that explores architectural and interior types in response to environmental and social challenges.
Leyuan has held academic appointments at Rice University and the University of Houston, and his research and writing have been published in FRAME, PLAT, New York Review of Architecture, and Paprika!, among others. Most recently, his research project about domestic balcony and kitchen spaces, BALCHEN, has been selected and will be exhibited at the 9th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (Shenzhen).
Leyuan studied at the University of Cambridge and Nanjing University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture, before receiving his Master of Architecture with distinction from Rice University.
Leyuan will be joining the Department of Architecture as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture with an Emphasis on Issues of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in January 2023.