Lu Wenyu

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Lu Wenyu (Chinese: 陆文宇) is a Chinese architect and cofounder, with her husband Wang Shu, of the firm Amateur Architecture Studio.[1] They chose the name as a rebuke of the "professional, soulless architecture" practiced in China, which they believe has contributed to the large-scale demolition of many old urban neighborhoods.[2]


In 2010, Lu Wenyu and her husband and business partner Wang Shu together won the German Schelling Architecture Prize.[3]

In 2012, Wang Shu was awarded the Pritzker Prize for the work the duo completed together in their firm, Amateur Architecture Studio. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Wang Shu expressed his sentiment that Lu deserved to share the Pritzker Prize with him.[4]


  1. ^ Ann Lok Lui (25 April 2012). "WORKING IN THE SHADOWS". Architects Newspaper. 
  2. ^ Robin Pogrebin (27 February 2012). "For First Time, Architect in China Wins Field’s Top Prize". New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Schelling Architecture Prize 2010" (PDF). Schelling Architecture Prize. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Christopher Hawthorne (27 February 2012). "Pritzker Prize goes to Wang Shu, 48-year-old Chinese architect". LA Times.