Li Ren, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+CRA

Affiliate Faculty

B.Arch, Chengdu University of Technology

M.Arch, University of Minnesota

B.Arch, Chengdu University of Technology

M.Arch, University of Minnesota

Li Ren is an NCARB-certified registered architect in the District of Columbia, as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. He received his master of architecture from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis after finishing his undergraduate education in Chengdu, China. Currently, Li is an architect at Perkins Eastman, DC, focusing on senior living, multi-family housing, and affordable housing design.

As a visiting lecturer at the WAAC, his research targets DC urban regeneration, knowledge-oriented architecture facilities, and future architectural strategy within three particular areas of focus — technology, sustainability, and culture — with an emphasis on community hotspot spaces such as new neighborhood libraries, affordable housing, senior living facilities, and renovated community service centers. This research is informed by a wide range of built and unbuilt architectural projects, given that urban regeneration arises within the full spectrum of design-related categories and is often initially associated with fields outside of traditional architecture.

Before joining the WAAC, Li served as the chair and founder of the AIA|DC Asian American Designers Union. He was also an affiliated member of the NCARB Re-Think Committee, Licensing Advisor Committee, and ARE 5.0 Item Development Subcommittee.

renxx224@umn.edu