China Prize

China Prize

The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Foundation Announces Winners of the 2018 China Prize

The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Foundation is pleased to announce three (3) winners of the 2018 SOM China Prize, for which each recipient will receive a $5,000 Fellowship for travel and research outside of China. The winners were selected from among Applicants enrolled in the last two years of either an undergraduate or a graduate degree program, in either Architecture or Urban Design at a university in the People’s Republic of China. The Jury, composed of architects practicing in China, noted that beyond the winners, a very high quality of work was found in other outstanding submissions.  The Jury has selected the following students as the recipients of the 2018 China Prize: 


•    Tangchenxi WEI,  graduate student in Architecture at Southeast University, plans to travel to Boston, New York, Chicago, Colorado  and Los Angeles to study the development of American communities. 

•    Fenghao LU , undergraduate student  in Architecture at Dalian University of Technology,  will travel to various cities in Japan  to study the “In-between “ and the ambiguity of space and culture.

•    Yuchen GAO, undergraduate student in Architecture at Tongji University, will travel to Japan to study the construction of rural areas.

In addition to the winners of the 2018 China Prize, we are pleased to recognize six (6) other Finalists who were included on the Jury’s shortlist for consideration in selecting the winners.  

•    Jing  HAO – Tongji University, graduate student in Architecture

•    Ke  ZHAI  - Chang’an  University, undergraduate student in Architecture

•    Yining  LU – Tongji University, undergraduate student in Architecture

•    Yifan  XING -  Southeast University. graduate student in Architecture

•    Shuyu  ZHANG – Xian University of Architecture and Technology – undergraduate student in Architecture

•    Yunzi  WANG –  Zhejiang University, graduate student in Architecture