Pu Miao 缪朴
Architect Pu Miao established Miao Design Studio in the early 1990s to explore innovations in architectural and urban designs. Dedicated to research and a conceptual inquiry, its design experiments focus on the localization of Modernist architecture in today's China. His built designs have been published in international journals such as Architectural Review, Domus, Detail, A+, Urban Design (Quarterly), and Architecture Asia, as well as Chinese periodicals such as Architectural Journal, Time+ Architecture, and Architect. Miao was invited to exhibit his work at the International Center for Urbanism, Architecture and Landscape (CIVA) in Brussels (2008) and at Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin (2011). His designs received several awards, including one from the 2007 Far Eastern Architectural Awards (Taiwan) and the Award of Excellence in the First Architectural Design Awards organized by the Architectural Society of China (ASC), Shanghai Chapter in 2006. His designs are reviewed by books on contemporary Chinese architecture, such as Charlie Q.L. Xue's Building A Revolution: Chinese Architecture Since 1980 (Hong Kong University Press, 2006).
Dr. Miao has also engaged in scholarly research. He edited and co-wrote the book Public Places in Asia Pacific Cities: Current Issues and Strategies, which was published by Kluwer Academic Publishers of the Netherlands in 2001. The book received good reviews internationally and was translated into Chinese. He was a member of the Expert Group Meeting on public space convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) and the Italian National Planning Institute (INU) in 2014. Miao also published numerous papers in international and Chinese journals on urban design, garden theory, phenomenology, architectural education, design criticism and other topics. He was one of the pioneers to study the gated communities in China (2003) and was cited widely by international scholars. His analysis of Chinese urban public space since the 1980s was included in a reader of Chinese urban design theories. His research on the structural characteristics of Chinese traditional architectural form has been adopted as reading material for Chinese architectural students.
Dr. Miao is a Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa, teaching architectural design studios and theoretical seminars (topics include architectural and urban design theories, design patterns of the garden and films and architecture). A native of Shanghai, he received his B.S. degree from Tongji University, Shanghai, a Master of Architecture and a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
建筑师缪朴从1990年代初开始设立缪朴设计工作室,探索创新的建筑与城市设计。以研究及概念探讨为主要任务,其设计实验专攻现代建筑在中国的本土化。建成作品被国内外杂志发表，如《Architectural Review》，《Domus》, 《Detail》, 《A+》, 《Urban Design (Quarterly)》，《Architecture Asia》，《建筑学报》，《时代建筑》，及《建筑师》等。他的作品参与了在布鲁塞尔的国际城市、建筑及园林中心 (CIVA, 2008) 及柏林的Aedes 建筑论坛 (2011) 举办的建筑展览。他获得的奖项中包括2007年的远东建筑佳作奖以及2006年的第一届上海市建筑学会建筑创作优秀奖。他的设计被现代中国建筑历史所讨论，如薛求理的《建造革命：1980年以来的中国建筑》（香港大学出版社, 2006）。