Zube Lecture: "Constructed Experience of Nature: the practice of Z+T Studio"
February 19, 2019
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Olver Design Building
UMass Amherst Campus
Ziying Tang & Dong Zhang, Co-founder, Principal, Z+T Studio, Shanghai, China, will speak on "Constructed Experience of Nature: the practice of Z+T Studio"
Ziying received a Master degree of Landscape Architecture from University of Massachusetts Amherst in the USA, and a Master degree of Urban Planning and Environmental Design from Peking University in China. She worked in Stephen Stimsion Associate (SSA), Landscape Architecture, MA, and Martha Schwartz Inc., Boston until 2008.
Dong received a Bachelor degree and a Master degree in Landscape Architecture from Chongqing University, School of Architecture. He also received a Master degree in Landscape Architecture from University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. He had worked at Chongqing Landscape Institute, Turenscape and EDSA Orient in Beijing; Stephen Stimson Associate in Cape Cod, MA; Martha Schwartz Inc, Boston, MA.
In 2009, Dong and Ziying founded Z+T Studio, Landscape Architecture in Shanghai, China.
Z+T studio is seeking a design approach for creating landscape based on specific site both domestically and internationally. This method is based on the core of Chinese philosophy – subordinate to nature. We refine nature by reproduce infrastructure (pragmatic demand of engineer) based on reinforced culture (by space, symbol, and form). Z+T studio will keep in traditional hand-craft mode of production, which is a small size of studio for custom design. Designers need to be in companied with whole procedure from concept design to site inspiration, and coordinate with specialists and proficient in different disciplines in details.