I’m sure that when I die, I’m still going to say ‘I haven’t understood’. It’s the cliché: the more you understand, the more ignorant you know you are. I’m just really an enthusiast and I have an obsessive belief in what I’m doing because it’s important for me.
        But I’ve never had any feeling that this is going to mean anything for anyone else. It’s just the way of working out my salvation. People just do the best they can. And I don’t know any other way to do it. (from an interview in White Heat Magazine, 2010)

Alex Yueyan Li is a designer and an Irving Innovation Fellow at the Department of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Previously, he practiced in the offices of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Höweler + Yoon, MILLIØNS, and Shigeru Ban Architects. He has given lectures and served on juries at a number of institutions including Harvard, SCI-Arc, the University of Toronto, and Northeastern University. Li holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies with Distinction from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Architecture I AP with Distinction from Harvard GSD, where he was awarded the Clifford Wong Housing Prize.