Dong Mei
Architect, Founder of BCKJ Architects, Winners of 2020 RA Dorfman Awards for Architecture

Cultural Infrastructure: How it Supports the Development of Cities in China

Dong Mei graduated from the Department of architecture of Southeast University in 1989. She founded BCKJ Architects in 2004 and served as the presiding architect, the architectural ideology of “symbiosis with the environment” was brought by her. In 2007, she began to cooperate with the Swedish sustainable consortium and once served as the chief representative architect of Swedish Design Consortium Co., Ltd. in Beijing. At the same time, he founded BCKJ Architects Consulting firm, as a sustainable consultant. Her concept of sustainability and architectural practice and speech were well recognised within the industry in China. She is a pioneer in the study of sustainable technology and practice in China. In December 2020, BCKJ Architects won Royal Academy Dorfman Award issued by Royal Academy of Arts. Norman Foster who chaired the jury, believes that as an architect, BCKJ Architects returns to the core values of architecture, pays attention to community, historical and cultural heritage, and respects nature.