CHINA | SPURS Fellow
Luo is an associate professor of architectural history at the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing. After completing his PhD in architecture in 2003, he has devoted to the investigation and research of Chinese vernacular architecture. He has published ten books between 2007 and 2010. He roots his architectural thinking in agriculture, which he thinks is the origin of Chinese culture. In each of his research projects, he attempts to combine his observation on buildings with the knowledge of geography, economy and sociology. At MIT, he hopes to learn more about American city planning, urban study and architectural theory.