Denver, CO | Nanjing, CHINA


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 practiced architecture internationally at OMA, SOM, and Affordable Housing Lab. He is the founder of Office for Roundtable, a collaborative practice that explores architectural and interior types in relation to environmental and social issues. Recent built works seek to interrogate the rapidly-changing urban environment in China through the exploration of interior forms, and have been featured in Art and Design Magazine (China), Architecture and Urbanism (China), and Frame Magazine, among others.

Li is currently an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture with an Emphasis on Issues of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the college, and has taught at Rice University’s School of Architecture and the University of Houston. He has been invited to lectures and reviews at UCLA, Ohio State University, Nanjing University, Syracuse University, and Rhode Island School of Design. Li’s research and writing have been published in PLAT, New York Review of Architecture, Paprika!, Rumor, and Architecture Writing Workshop. His work has been hosted and exhibited at the Denver Art Museum, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, OCAT Museum in Shanghai, and Citygroup Gallery in New York City. His recent project, Balchen, investigates entrenched ecological and cultural care for food production and was exhibited at the 9th Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism in Shenzhen. His curatorial project, Your Kitchen Is Your Dining Room Is Your Greenhouse, has received a DESIGN TRUST Seed Grant from the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design and will be on display in June 2023.

Li studied at the University of Cambridge and Nanjing University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture. He received his Master of Architecture with distinction from Rice University, where he was awarded the 2019 Margeret Everson-Fossi Fellowship, the 2019 John Crowder Travelling Fellowship, the 2018 H. Russell Pitman Graduate Fellowship, and the Rice Architecture Full-Tuition Scholarship.



︎︎︎ leyuanli@officeforroundtable.com
︎︎︎ leyuan.li@ucdenver.edu

Taylor Li is an architectural designer and M.ARCH II student at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her works attempt to address pressing social and climate topics with built forms. During her undergraduate study at Rice University, she received the Margaret Everson-Fossi Traveling Scholarship for her micro-housing proposal in response to extreme heat in Houston, and William Ward Watkin Traveling Fellowship for her research into food security, energy crisis and new mode of agricultural production in New York. She has previously worked at architectural firm Kieran Timberlake in Philadelphia and Meng Architects in Shenzhen.

李昕羽是一名建筑设计师、哈佛设计学院建筑研究生。她的过往项目围绕建筑与社会和气候话题展开,探讨形体和空间本身。在莱斯大学本科就读期间,她的设计课题关注于休斯顿的微型公寓住宅与城市热岛效应,以及纽约的食物供应链安全,能源危机和新型城市农业生产模式。她曾实习工作于美国费城的Kieran Timberlake建筑事务所和深圳的孟建民建筑工作室。

︎ Office

Office for Roundtable involves collectivity and collaboration.

Office for Roundtable is a Denver-based design practice and research group founded in 2018 and led by Leyuan Li. Its projects span a wide spectrum of different types and scales. Intrigued by the intersection between interior and architecture, Office for Roundtable seeks to unpack fundamental concepts regarding the relationship between furniture, building, and the city. With an emphasis on simple gestures and forms of the interior and its objects, Office for Roundtable aspires to explore interior themes as spatial catalysts that register positive social and cultural meanings.


︎ Past and Current Collaborators

Shan Jiang | Curator 
Taylor Li | Architect             
Leyuan Li | Architect
Kejia Liu | Architect
Yao Wang | Architect